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Body discovered off Ring Road late Sunday

People hunting for antique bottles in an area of Ring Road late Sunday evening came across a gruesome discovery that may put an end to a month-long search.

Just before 7:30 p.m., Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said individuals discovered human remains in the “same general area where we had been looking for Harold Lindsey.”

For nearly a month, law enforcement agencies at the local and state levels have searched for Lindsey, 63, 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 notified Mr. Lindsey’s family of the discovery, but we have not positively identified the body,” Pace said. “It was in an advanced stage of decomposition.”

After the body was found and local authorities notified, Pace said he requested and received assistance from the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation’s forensics team. They, along with detectives from the Warren County Sheriff’s Office worked the scene until midnight.

Pace said the body was removed by the forensics team, under the direction of Warren County Coroner Doug Huskey, and transported to the state medical examiner’s office.

“We are awaiting results from the medical examiner,” Pace said. “There was nothing at the scene for us to positively ID the remains and we are waiting to hear results.”

On 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.

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.

“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 in an earlier interview. “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.”

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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