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Nearly a month later, the search for Lindsey continues

For nearly a month, law enforcement agencies at the local and state levels have searched for 63-year-old Harold Lindsey with no luck.

Reported missing on June 12, the same day his truck was discovered abandoned on Ring Road, Lindsey was last seen by neighbors the previous day and not since.

“We are continuing to pursue any and all options on this search. We have followed every single avenue that we know of to locate him but he has just not been located,” Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said. “We continue to urge the public, anybody who has talked to him or may know his whereabouts to please contact the Warren County Sheriffs Office or CrimeStoppers.”

Pace said the morning of June 12, a call came in to 911 about an abandoned truck the caller felt was a safety hazard as it blocked a portion of Ring Road. Shortly after that call came in, just before 11 a.m., a deputy arrived and stayed on scene for hours, expecting the driver of the truck — Lindsey — to come back.

“The deputy sat with it for several hours expecting someone to come back to it because they didn’t want to incur the person a wrecker bill,” Pace said. “Later that afternoon, we and the family became concerned and that is when we started our search.”

That afternoon, personnel from the sheriff’s office began a search for Lindsey. The next day, the search was joined by Warren County fire, bringing the search team up to 15. On Sunday, June 14, Central Mississippi Search and Rescue, along with other units from neighboring counties joined the search, which pushed the search party to 40, Pace said.

“We covered many acres of land and miles of roadway in and around his Red Oak Drive home and where his vehicle was found,” Pace said. “We used drones to fly that area as well. We flew down on several ponds and bodies of water, a bayou that is in that area and walked it by foot as well. We found no evidence at all.”

Pace said the Silver Alert issued by the Mississippi Department of Public Safety remains active and Lindsey’s name and description have been listed in the National Crime Information Center database as a missing person.

“This is strictly a welfare check. He is an adult, so if he has gone somewhere on his own, then that is fine. This is just trying to locate him,” Pace said. “If we get another lead, we will follow up on it. But the actual ground and air search is no longer taking place.”

Lindsey is described as a black male, 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing 177 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing dark-colored jeans and a white T-shirt. Lindsey has a glass right eye.

Pace said Lindsey is a diabetic and may or may not have had his medication. Family members said when he is not on his medication he becomes disoriented and confused.

Anyone with information on Lindsey’s whereabouts is urged to call the Warren County Sheriff’s Office at 601-636-1761 or CrimeStoppers at 601-355-8477 (TIPS).

About Tim Reeves

Tim Reeves, and his wife Stephanie, are the parents of three children, Sarah Cameron, Clayton and Fin, who all attend school in the Vicksburg Warren School District. The family are members of First Baptist Church Vicksburg. Tim is involved in a number of civic and volunteer organizations including the United Way of West Central Mississippi and serves on the City of Vicksburg's Riverfront Redevelopment Committee.

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