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Oak Ridge Police looking for missing Roane State professor

Officials with the Oak Ridge Police Department are looking for a missing man somewhere in the Melton Hill Lake area.
Officials with the Oak Ridge Police Department are looking for a missing man somewhere in the Melton Hill Lake area.
Published: Feb. 22, 2022 at 5:38 PM EST|Updated: Mar. 3, 2022 at 12:35 PM EST
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OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Officials with the Oak Ridge Police Department are looking for a missing man somewhere in the Melton Hill Lake area.

Arthur Lee, 59, was last seen Sunday and may have been near Melton Lake Drive and Melton Lake Peninsula, a release from the ORPD said. Lee is a tenured professor of geology at Roane State.

“ORPD, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO), and the Blount County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) began searching for Lee around 11 a.m. Tuesday. The Oak Ridge Fire Department (ORFD) assisted in the search with its boat on Melton Hill Lake,” the release said.

The Oak Ridge Police Department shared Wednesday that they are continuing to follow up on leads in reference to Lee.

Anyone with information is asked to call 865-425-4399 or leave a tip here.

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