May 10, 2010, Derek Ryan Funk, 19, left the home of a friend in Powell, climbed into his white Ford Ranger pickup truck, and started on the 15-mile drive to his home on Coffman Street in South Knoxville.
He has not been seen since.
"We suspect foul play," said Knoxville Police Department Investigator Phyllis Tonkin.
Last week, Funk's parents, Kevin and Tricia Funk of Oak Ridge, decided their reward offer of $5,000 will be increased to $10,000, effective immediately.
"We hope this will be a factor in bringing someone forward who knows something," Kevin Funk said. "It's an added incentive for someone to talk."
The reward is for information leading to his whereabouts, the location of his body or the conviction of anyone responsible for his absence. The offer remains valid through May 12, 2012.
The last person known to have seen and spoken with Derek Funk is his Powell friend, Lauren Owings.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the KPD tip hot line, 865-215-7217.
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It is very important that 'readers' of the blog understand this, therefore one has to be very discerning when reading. Media news can put out stories that are not factual or are pre -mediated but Tarot can pick that up. It does,nt mean that tarot is wrong, it shows tarot can see what might be suggested. However when writing the tarot it may be taken as fact.
TAROT CANNOT BE CONSIDERED AS 100 PER CENT ACCURATE BY LAW.
DEREK RYAN FUNK.
11 APRIL 2011
I have been asked to look at Tarot for Derek Ryan Funk. I have had a Missing Alert up for Derek for some while as I have for others and it has been a matter of writing Tarot as soon as I am able to. As I have had Dereks situation pointed out as 'no Tarot posted' I have looked to see what Tarot can show us.
Tarot is not 100 per cent accurate but sometimes gives us a few glimpses of possibilities past present and future. How the information sits in the time epochs I cannot be sure but all I can do is write exactly what I get and hope that something somewhere might be useful.
Please remember to go to other factual sources of information.
From the poster above it seems that Derek was last seen on May 12th 2010. I am therefore presuming this is the correct date for when Derek went missing. I feel it is best to look at the 13th of May as Midnight on the 12th takes us close to the after events.
Well this is a curious card because this card shows him connected to 'home'. Home means his home town. The King here is showing us someone that is calm and relaxed and using words to try to disolve conflicts. This is a patient King. I am not sure if this King is Derek himself or not usually this King is someone who is older and 'wiser' and Derek is not an older man but this person is.
However, if Derek had a very 'old way' about him it could represent him though, Im not sure about that personally. There is hardly anything to tell here. It is simply showing us a home town or a home that is familiar and this King is 'non threatening' in this position at least that is what it seems.
Here we just seem to have a well disposed father figure who is usually kind and someone you could rely on. On the surface of it romance seems to be ok too, so whats the problem here? well thats a good question. Sometimes this section of the cups can show someone who may have partaken in drugs or drinking but are left feeling very relaxed. I have no idea if that was part of Dereks evening or not but we do have that element that COULD show up also we have a direction of WEST and we do have all the water elements here on the display.
If this card is upside down I could have suggested that the romance was coming to an end for Derek and his lady and yes, maybe that might show up but that is not what I am being told. What I am being shown is NOTHING out of the ordinary and even I get suspicious of that! So Im going to look at the 12th May and see what is going on there as this might be an aftermath card and the key here is water/boats/lake etc. If anything this King of cups is someone who has decided to 'propose'?
Deciding to backpeddle to the 12th of May we have the High Priestess and this shows Derek between houses . It also gives initials here of B, J and possibly D and R for people or places. This card shows some secret goings on for about 28 days, it also shows someone in blue or someone who wears a hat or hood and it also shows that there might be a dark haired female here. Now even at this point I am not sure I am seeing anything at all that is untoward.
Yes I could look at the first card and see Derek put in water because Water is on the card and it can show drugs but the atmosphere of the card is relaxed and the 10 of cups automatically linking there is telling me that there is contentment in the home so its hardly a card of anything to get concerned about at least not that I can see unless for some reason I have gone blank overnight.
There is just nothing here that is screaming out to me that something is terribly wrong NOT in these two cards anyway. I cant see violence or anything of that nature in these cards, just something very peaceful here and the other points that I have made. Either Im right about that or I need to get some caffeine going through a hot kick me up the butt coffee. The high priestess is telling us that someone is keeping their thoughts feelings ideas and everything else to themselves right now and I dont know if someone is pregnant or whether someone is shielding someone else but none of this seems to make much sense to me and I have worked on a lot of cases.
Did Derek have another person in tow that he was going to marry or wanted to marry? I just see the church here and a lot of secrets going on. Taking a trip etc and right now I dont see foul play so lets move on and see whats going on.
The very first word that comes up with the King of Wands is SOUTH and HOLIDAY. This card can show someone just disappearing extremely quickly. It can show a trip or an adventure but it also shows some worries and anxieties just before 'reaching town'. Now if we go far enough back here it can suggest going out of town and going towards another town and in the first card we have Derek linked initially to HOME wherever home is and home town. Construction can come up here - real estate etc.
So this is peculiar for me and I am not often stumped when writing the tarot. But, this card does show that he could have passed a HILL and I am seeing dusty roads, industrial type areas and even some quick driving here. The King of Wands is a great racing car driver so it looks like some very rapid journey to me. I see entertainment type names here so something sporty, or some place thats 'entertaining' almost reminds me of Las Vegas style.
Again what I see are creative business ideas, planning of a big trip and being very impulsive. Perhaps he could be linked to buildings with vehicles? Again I cant see anything wrong unless I just tapped into Dereks mind and how he was feeling but what can I say here, this is a feisty go getting card, the only thing that might be a problem here is a vehicle perhaps he had trouble with a vehicle? like his brakes did not work?
These cards show South and maybe an airport in the vicinity. It can show industrial places, dusty roads, Hills, or places with a Hill name perhaps being between two properties? A place perhaps with a Sign because this card is not afraid to talk - its a salesmans card so perhaps somewhere there is a lot of signs or even where vehicles might be?
He might have made an important contact and had things going on under everyones nose? Any business or working environment could be linking to him. Number 14 also. There are also other numbers to take note of in the other cards. In the King of Cups we have the number 14 so both the first card and this one have the same number - it can also be split to read 1 and 4 or number 5 added together. Those numbers may be route/road numbers or may have another significance.
The High Priestess is linked to water and moon - both of those cards show the Home and water elements too or being between buildings perhaps as the High priestess can show us two places there. Its possible. The High Priestess is a number 2 card and I dont know what Derek did on the night he disappeared but perhaps drinking could come up or drugs but I would not accuse anyone of that, Im simply saying that they can appear in those cards.
Why do I feel that two people could say something and dont? because they know but instead we are left with this mystery. I have keys here or a quayside, so water must come up somewhere along the line. Does someone have a boat? This card is very agricultural so we have to take that into account as well so I imagine we are looking at rural land.
If I was truthful I would worry about a car crash if the Knight of wands is reversed or if the Chariot was reversed or even the Wheel of fortune but there is a very blank feeling here in these cards as though Im trying to look for something that is just not happening. I do have to apologise for this but thats how these cards are coming across. These cards say that Derek is connected to 'the country'. He may have met an important contact for business and been offered a good money proposition or work.
This card is normally North and here we have someone who is in a rural place and from what I can see they are secure. This card does show a woman with dark hair. There is also a vehicle here in the next card. I seem to have a large house here which in the cards is thought of as a 'manor' but that is suggesting a large place. There are pets or small animals here or in a 'name' of somewhere. I think there might be a farm here somewhere or maybe this is a farm.
It could be a working business that I see. But this card is a year card and this card is giving us a Nine for completion therefore it is suggesting that Derek will be found. 2009 has gone by and Derek went missing in 2010 so where a year is concerned it might not make sense unless it was 9 years from now or that number 9 is significant or that he has already been found.
I am seeing it as a 'cert' that he will be found as this card can show us security in our question and I have asked if he will be found. So that is all I have and this is a peculiar set of cards. I never talk about whether someone is alive or deceased in my cards, these cards on the surface of it do not suggest anything terrible but it depends about the time Tarot is homing in on.
As far as I can see Derek will be found perhaps in the garden of someones home or on their property. I also think that secrets have not come out here. It may be that we have been told things that are not true and the cards are trying to reflect what we HAVE been told against the fact that it is NOT the case.
I would look for Derek in the premises of a farm or someones home because that is probably where he is likely to be. I cant guarantee it and no doubt for a minute Tarot can make mistakes but I am seeing that we are being given a situation where nothing has happened, everything is fine and Tarot is telling me that, but the truth is that two other people know and as usual I always have to wait and see if someone cracks. Somebody might in the end. Someone holds the keys to what happened here and they can give good advice its just whether or not they will . I wish I could be of more help but this is all I am seeing personally.
Please remember to combine all the descriptions given as they are locales that are linked to Derek at any given time and Tarot jumbles everything up. Hopefully somewhere here something will be of use. I will try and have another look and post some locational thoughts in relation to these cards.
UPDATED 22ND MARCH 2014
Todays news speaks for itself. Note I saw the water and the vehicle connected but the strangest thing is that I did not see anything out of the ordinary on the first two cards even though I saw Derek in water. I think this Tarot has told us where he is but it is telling us something else as well and I think we need to wait a few days to see why I have seen the things I have. Bear in mind that some of the areas mentioned are going to have been search areas. This Tarot was not updated with a map and most of the Tarots have a map if they were written in the last 2 years when new methods were applied to location etc. I will come back and report further so that I can see what we have been told here in respect of what we are receiving in the news I am sure it will 'work itself out'.
UPDATED 26TH MARCH 2014