Vicksburg woman missing, last seen in Hinds County

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 26, 2010

A Vicksburg woman last seen early Sunday morning is being sought by law enforcement authorities in Warren, Hinds and Rankin counties, Sheriff Martin Pace said Tuesday afternoon.

Angela Martin King, 35, was last seen in Warren County when she left her Warriors Trail home at just before 6 p.m. Saturday after she hired a baby-sitter to care for her two children and said she would return by 11 p.m.

“When the baby-sitter had not heard from her at 3:30 a.m., she and her family contacted us and we began looking for her,” Pace said.

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The investigation quickly traced King to the Jackson area, he said. Friends interviewed Sunday said they had last seen the woman at about 3 a.m.

On Monday, her car and keys were found outside a restaurant/nightclub in Byram, south of Jackson in Hinds County.

“At this point, we have no reason to suspect foul play,” Pace said. “But the circumstances are worrying us.

“The facts that she hasn’t used her cell phone, hasn’t checked on her children and did not retrieve her car have concerned us,” he said.

“We believe she left the nightclub where her car was found and she possibly traveled to another establishment in Hinds County,” he said.

Pace said the investigation is primarily being handled by the Hinds County Sheriff’s Office, but his office and that in Rankin County are cooperating because of the circumstances. He said Rankin County was involved because a friend of King’s who lives in the county across the Pearl River from Hinds had been interviewed.

King had two part-time jobs, Pace said, as a cafeteria assistant employed by the Vicksburg Warren School District and as a sitter for an elderly person in Hinds County. She has not contacted either employer, he said.

King’s children are a 3-year-old girl and a 7-year-old boy, and they were turned over to their father, who does not live in Warren County, Pace said.

Pace asked that anyone with information about King call Crimestoppers at 1-866-481-8477 or, in the Jackson area, 601-355-8477.

Read more in Wednesday’s Vicksburg Post