Missing man’s Jeep found off Floweree

Published 12:03 am Saturday, June 12, 2010

The vehicle of a Warren County man reported missing more than two weeks ago has been found.

Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said the gray, 2000 Jeep Cherokee that Jason Allen Ashley, 31, was last seen driving was found by Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks officials around 1 p.m. Friday in a remote area off Floweree Road in north Warren County, near the Issaquena County line — a couple of miles from the Floweree community home Ashley shared with his parents and 6-year-old child.

“The vehicle had not been wrecked, and there were no immediate signs of any foul play,” Pace said. “The vehicle appeared to be stuck.”

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Ashley was last seen May 23, leaving Pig Willie’s restaurant and bar on U.S. 61 North, near North Washington Street.

“There is no way of knowing why he would have come here,” Pace said. “It is not somewhere he would go on his way home.”

The sheriff said deputies searched using aircraft late Friday.

“We continue to ask the public to come forward with any information,” he said.

Sheriff’s deputies can be reached at 601-636-1761, or call Crimestoppers at 601-355-8477 or 866-481-8477.