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Black Male
Located 12-9-1982
Skeletonized
Age:between 18 and 22 years of age.
Height and Weight: 5'6" and about 120 lbs.
Clothing: He was wearing brown pants and had a hawiian type print on his shirt. The shirt had a tag "Made in Korea". He also had on Converse tennis shoe.
Dntals: He had a strong overbite He had very poor dental and had cavities
Scars: would have had a scar on the leftside of his forehead high above the eye. .
It is estimated that he was there between 6 months and 3 yrs.
The bones were found while they were looking for baby Jane's mother. His remains were found on December 9th 1982 about 60 yards from where baby Jane was found in the Escatawpa river

Dental and DNA have been submitted

Contact:

Pascagoula PD
Det. Versiga
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Black Male
Located 12-9-1982
Skeletonized
Age:between 18 and 22 years of age.
Height and Weight: 56 and about 120 lbs. 
Clothing: He was wearing brown pants and had a hawiian type print on his shirt. The shirt had a tag Made in Korea. He also had on Converse tennis shoe.
Dntals: He had a strong overbite He had very poor dental and had cavities
Scars: would have had a scar on the leftside of his forehead high above the eye. . 
It is estimated that he was there between 6 months and 3 yrs. 
The bones were found while they were looking for baby Janes mother. His remains were found on December 9th 1982 about 60 yards from where baby Jane was found in the Escatawpa river

Dental and DNA have been submitted

Contact: 

Pascagoula PD
Det. Versiga

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I pray his family can identify him and have some peace in knowing after all these years what happened to him

I hope his family Is found.

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Skeletal remains identified, Alcorn County

by Jebb Johnston

DNA results from the Mississippi Crime Lab have identified the skeletal remains found in a wooded area on County Road 510 early this year as Ellen Teressa Coughlin.

Sheriff Ben Caldwell said she was a white female, 39 years old, and was reported missing by a family member on Oct. 16, 2016. The last known contact with her was in August 2016.

The death is being investigated as a homicide.

"The investigation is ongoing," said Caldwell. "No charges have been filed at this time."

A person of interest has been interviewed.

The sheriff said Coughlin is originally from Illinois but had been living in the area.

It appears the death likely occurred in August or September, Caldwell said.

On Jan. 4, a dog brought partial human remains to a residence in the Kossuth area. After extensive searching, the sheriff’s department discovered additional remains a little more than a week later.

The sheriff asks for anyone who may have information about the disappearance or death of Coughlin to contact the sheriff’s office at 286-5521.

Read more: Daily Corinthian - Skeletal remains identified
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STONE COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -
Investigators with the Stone County Sheriff’s Department are turning to the public for help finding a runaway 17-year-old girl.

Lt. Ray Boggs said Jade Head disappeared on Friday and her cell phone now goes straight to voice mail. Investigators are concerned Jade got into a car with someone the day she ran away.

Boggs said Jade moved to the Silver Run community from Purvis with her family last Wednesday. Her father registered her for school Thursday. The next day, she was gone.

Investigators originally thought the girl ran away to be with her boyfriend, but after interviewing him, they believe that is not the case.

If you have any information of Jade’s whereabouts, please contact the Stone County Sheriff’s Department at 601-928-7251.
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STONE COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - 
Investigators with the Stone County Sheriff’s Department are turning to the public for help finding a runaway 17-year-old girl.

Lt. Ray Boggs said Jade Head disappeared on Friday and her cell phone now goes straight to voice mail. Investigators are concerned Jade got into a car with someone the day she ran away.

Boggs said Jade moved to the Silver Run community from Purvis with her family last Wednesday. Her father registered her for school Thursday. The next day, she was gone.

Investigators originally thought the girl ran away to be with her boyfriend, but after interviewing him, they believe that is not the case.

If you have any information of Jade’s whereabouts, please contact the Stone County Sheriff’s Department at 601-928-7251.

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STONE COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - A missing Stone County teenager has been found safe in Purvis. Investigators with the Stone County Sheriff’s Department turned to the public this week for help finding Jade Head, 17. They worried that the girl ran away just days after moving to the Silver Run community from Purvis. Turns out, they found her back in Purvis, safe and sound. Capt. Ray Boggs with the sheriff's department thanks everyone who helped with information on the girl's whereabouts.

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Gulfport —

A 68-year-old man with health problems has been reported missing, police said.

Thomas Everett Mazingo, who has no family in the area, lives with a roommate in the 1200 block of 44th Avenue, Gulfport police Sgt. Joshua Bromen said in a news release.

He’s been missing five days.

Mazingo was last seen leaving the residence about 6 p.m. Thursday, Bromen said. He was wearing a light-green-and-white plaid shirt and navy blue cargo shorts. He is 6 feet tall and weighs 298 pounds.

He doesn’t have a vehicle, Bromen said.

Anyone who sees him or has information about where he could be is asked to call the Gulfport Police Department at 228-868-5959.
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A 68-year-old man with health problems has been reported missing, police said.

Thomas Everett Mazingo, who has no family in the area, lives with a roommate in the 1200 block of 44th Avenue, Gulfport police Sgt. Joshua Bromen said in a news release.

He’s been missing five days.

Mazingo was last seen leaving the residence about 6 p.m. Thursday, Bromen said. He was wearing a light-green-and-white plaid shirt and navy blue cargo shorts. He is 6 feet tall and weighs 298 pounds.

He doesn’t have a vehicle, Bromen said.

Anyone who sees him or has information about where he could be is asked to call the Gulfport Police Department at 228-868-5959.

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Skeletal remains found off rural Lee County road

Posted on April 15, 2017 by William Moore in Crime & Law Enforcement, News

TUPELO – Lee County authorities say human skeletal remains were discovered off a field road east of Saltillo on Saturday evening.

Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson said two individuals were traveling along a field road off County Road 2350 around 6 p.m. Saturday when they discovered what they believed to be a body.

“It’s pretty decomposed,” Johnson said. “It’s been here a little while, more than a few weeks but not a whole year. It’s in a heavily wooded area and animals have been feeding and scattering the bones.

“We are collecting evidence and will send everything off to the state crime lab to see if they can tell if it is male or female or the cause of death.”

The site is not far from the Lee-Itawamba county line, but neither county has a missing person for this time frame.

“We’re asking for other agencies and individuals who know of a person that has been missing (more than a month but less than a year) to contact our department,” Johnson said.

Anyone with information can call the Lee County Sheriff’s Office at 841-9040.
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TUPELO – Lee County authorities say human skeletal remains were discovered off a field road east of Saltillo on Saturday evening. Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson said two individuals were traveling along a field road off County Road 2350 around 6 p.m. Saturday when they discovered what they believed to be a body. “It’s pretty decomposed,” Johnson said. “It’s been here a little while, more than a few weeks but not a whole year. It’s in a heavily wooded area and animals have been feeding and scattering the bones. “We are collecting evidence and will send everything off to the state crime lab to see if they can tell if it is male or female or the cause of death.” The site is not far from the Lee-Itawamba county line, but neither county has a missing person for this time frame. “We’re asking for other agencies and individuals who know of a person that has been missing (more than a month but less than a year) to contact our department,” Johnson said. Anyone with information can call the Lee County Sheriff’s Office at 841-9040.

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Donna Teresa Cupido

Above Images: Cupido, circa 2004

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

Missing Since: October 21, 2004 from Iuka, Mississippi
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: November 19, 1959
Age: 44 years old
Height and Weight: 5'9, 135 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Light brown hair, green eyes. Cupido wears eyeglasses for reading. She has a three-inch scar on her left knee and a tattoo of a butterfly in purple and dark blue ink on the back of her right shoulder. Her ears both have three piercings.
Clothing/Jewelry Description: A flannel button-up shirt and slacks.

Dentals are available

Cupido was last seen dropping her daughter off at Tishomingo County High School in the vicinity of the 700 block of Highway 72 in Iuka, Mississippi on October 21, 2004. Her daughter said Cupido was behaving normally that morning and promised to pick her up after school was over.
Cupido never picked her daughter up as scheduled and has never been heard from again. Her silver two-door 2001 Kia Sportage was later found abandoned behind a the Apostolic Church on Highway 72 East in Iuka. Her family believes she met with foul play, as it is uncharacteristic of her to leave without warning. She was having an extramarital affair at the time of her disappearance; both her husband and her boyfriend took lie detector tests and passed. Cupido's case remains unsolved; the circumstances surrounding her disappearance are unknown.

Some agencies state that Cupido was last seen at the Wooden Nickel Restaurant in Cherokee, Alabama. She is originally from Canada and still has relatives living in that country.

Investigating Agency
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Mississippi Bureau of Investigation
662-534-4755
OR
Iuka Police Dept 662-423-6340 Chief Stringer
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Donna Teresa Cupido 

Above Images: Cupido, circa 2004 

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

Missing Since: October 21, 2004 from Iuka, Mississippi 
Classification: Endangered Missing 
Date Of Birth: November 19, 1959 
Age: 44 years old 
Height and Weight: 59, 135 pounds 
Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Light brown hair, green eyes. Cupido wears eyeglasses for reading. She has a three-inch scar on her left knee and a tattoo of a butterfly in purple and dark blue ink on the back of her right shoulder. Her ears both have three piercings. 
Clothing/Jewelry Description: A flannel button-up shirt and slacks. 

Dentals are available

Cupido was last seen dropping her daughter off at Tishomingo County High School in the vicinity of the 700 block of Highway 72 in Iuka, Mississippi on October 21, 2004. Her daughter said Cupido was behaving normally that morning and promised to pick her up after school was over. 
Cupido never picked her daughter up as scheduled and has never been heard from again. Her silver two-door 2001 Kia Sportage was later found abandoned behind a the Apostolic Church on Highway 72 East in Iuka. Her family believes she met with foul play, as it is uncharacteristic of her to leave without warning. She was having an extramarital affair at the time of her disappearance; both her husband and her boyfriend took lie detector tests and passed. Cupidos case remains unsolved; the circumstances surrounding her disappearance are unknown. 

Some agencies state that Cupido was last seen at the Wooden Nickel Restaurant in Cherokee, Alabama. She is originally from Canada and still has relatives living in that country. 

Investigating Agency 
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact: 
Mississippi Bureau of Investigation 
662-534-4755 
OR 
Iuka Police Dept 662-423-6340 Chief Stringer
http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/c/cupido_donna.html

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Located : November 19, 1993
Location: Brantley Rd. , Lake Cormorant, Ms
Black Male
Age: 18-35 Yrs.
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 195 Lbs.
Hair: Black, was cut short to shaven
Eyes: Brown
Clothing: Brown Denim style pants , size 34x36
White Tennis shoes
Jewelry: Gold necklace with a Mickey Mouse charm on it
He was found in a ditch submerged in water

Estimated Post Mortem: 1 week
Fingerprints available
no reconstruction available
Case #93-11-19A

Contact:
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Desoto County Coroners Office
662-429-5126
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What happened to Alvin?... 2001 case

Perry County Sheriff's Office at (601) 964-8461

Name: Alvin Woodrow Palmer, Jr

Classification: Endangered Missing Adult
Alias / Nickname: Brother
Date of Birth: 1970-08-03
Date Missing: 2001-08-20
From City/State: Richton, MS
Age at Time of Disappearance: 31
Gender: Male
Race: White
Height: 72 inches
Weight: 165 pounds
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Identifying Characteristics: Marks on forehead, scars on leg from the knee down.
Clothing: Black faded jeans, athletic shoes.
Circumstances of Disappearance: Unknown. Alvin was last seen at a convenient store on Hwy 42 East in Richton, MS getting into a faded black vehicle with one or more persons. He indicated that he would be back shortly, but never returned.
Investigative Agency: Perry County Sheriff's Office
Phone: (601) 964-8461
Investigative Case #: 2001-1253
NCIC #: M-371835565
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Perry County Sheriffs Office at (601) 964-8461

Name: Alvin Woodrow Palmer, Jr

Classification: Endangered Missing Adult 
Alias / Nickname: Brother 
Date of Birth: 1970-08-03 
Date Missing: 2001-08-20 
From City/State: Richton, MS 
Age at Time of Disappearance: 31 
Gender: Male 
Race: White 
Height: 72 inches 
Weight: 165 pounds 
Hair Color: Brown 
Eye Color: Blue 
Identifying Characteristics: Marks on forehead, scars on leg from the knee down. 
Clothing: Black faded jeans, athletic shoes. 
Circumstances of Disappearance: Unknown. Alvin was last seen at a convenient store on Hwy 42 East in Richton, MS getting into a faded black vehicle with one or more persons. He indicated that he would be back shortly, but never returned. 
Investigative Agency: Perry County Sheriffs Office 
Phone: (601) 964-8461 
Investigative Case #: 2001-1253 
NCIC #: M-371835565

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HORN LAKE, MS (WMC) -
A body was found inside the trunk of a car repossessed out of Memphis, according to the DeSoto County Coroner.
The body belonged to a black female and was found around 10 a.m. on Pasadena Drive in Horn Lake, Mississippi, near the intersection of Goodman Road and Highway 51.

The coroner said foul play is suspected in the death.

The gray Chevy Malibu was towed away from All Star Recovery in Horn Lake after an employee doing inventory found the woman's body in the trunk. Officials said the car was repossessed overnight in Memphis and brought down to the All Star Recovery lot in Horn Lake, Mississippi.

"It's kind of scary," Paula Cochran said.

Cochran works next door and was shocked to hear what happened.

Memphis Police Department said the car was towed from Crow Road in Nutbush.

"It's pretty strange," neighbor Linda Rangel said.

Neighbors said the car had been sitting in an empty lot for at least the past week. Two neighbors said when they walked by the car they smelled a foul odor.

"It smelled like something had been there for a while," Ariel Moore said.

Some neighbors were angry that a body was just steps from their front doors.

"They out here killing people like this and leaving their bodies in neighborhoods? What if a child found that?" Moore said.

"Sorry for their family, that must be awful," Johnathan Wood said "I can only imagine what that's like."

Wood also said he saw the car parked in the empty lot.
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I lived in Memphis off and on for twenty years. Nothing surprises me. Very dangerous city.

I live like 30 minutes from here (Batesville) my family live in Horn Lake though. How crazy! Figures though, Memphis is scary now. And surrounding cities aren't much better. Actually most of Mississippi also. Hope they find out what happened soon. Rest In Peace to the victim.

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#Unsolved #Missing:
Julius TaDarius Jones
Black and Missing Case Number: 111037400
Missing since: August 14, 2011
Missing from: #Meridian, #Mississippi
Age then: 26
Age now: 32#Unsolved #Missing:
Julius TaDarius Jones
Black and Missing Case Number: 111037400
Missing since: August 14, 2011
Missing from: #Meridian, #Mississippi
Age then: 26
Age now: 32
Sex : Male
Race: Black
Complexion: Dark
Height: 5-9
Weight: 150
Hair Color: Bald
Hair Length: Shaved
Eye Color: Brown
Wear Glasses or Contacts: Yes

Location Last Seen: 38th Avenue and 12th Street Meridian Mississippi

Circumstances of Disappearance: Car was found at an abandoned house no sign of him.

Last Seen Wearing: Khaki shorts, white tee shirt, flip flops

Identifying Marks or Characteristics: Tattoo on his right wrist says 'Blessed", tongue ring

Have information about this missing person?
Please submit information to the Black and Missing Tip Line: www.blackandmissinginc.com/cdad/index.cfm?MissingInfoID=980

*Sources:

*http://www.blackandmissinginc.com/cdad/index.cfm?MissingInfoID=980

*http://www.meridianstar.com/news/three-years-missing-and-still-no-clues/article_ba411a0a-235e-11e4-9237-0019bb2963f4.html

*http://www.meridianstar.com/news/local_news/five-years-later-mother-seeks-closure-in-son-s-disappearance/article_ecf5653e-04bd-5741-abe8-80a25fdb4c96.html

*http://www.wtok.com/content/news/TaDarius-Jones-remembered-five-years-later-390143852.html

*http://helpfindjulius.org/
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#Unsolved #Missing:
Julius TaDarius Jones 
Black and Missing Case Number: 111037400
Missing since: August 14, 2011
Missing from: #Meridian, #Mississippi
Age then: 26
Age now: 32

Camisha Dorsey

Missing Since:
Jan 18, 2017

Missing From:
Jackson, MS

DOB:
Oct 30, 1998

Age Now:
18

Sex:
Female

Race:
Black

Hair Color:
Brown

Eye Color:
Brown

Height:
5'5"

Weight:
146 lbs

Both photos shown are of Camisha. She was last seen on January 18, 2017.
Jackson Police Department (Mississippi) 1-601-960-1234
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Camisha Dorsey

Missing Since:
Jan 18, 2017

Missing From:
Jackson, MS

DOB:
Oct 30, 1998

Age Now:
18

Sex:
Female

Race:
Black

Hair Color:
Brown

Eye Color:
Brown

Height:
55

Weight:
146 lbs

Both photos shown are of Camisha. She was last seen on January 18, 2017.
Jackson Police Department (Mississippi) 1-601-960-1234
http://www.missingkids.com/poster/NCMC/1289770/1/screen

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Kennady Escue

Missing Since:
Mar 21, 2017

Missing From:
Olive Branch, MS

DOB:
Jan 15, 2000

Age Now:
17

Sex:
Female

Race:
White

Hair Color:
Brown

Eye Color:
Blue

Height:
5'2"

Weight:
120 lbs

Kennady may still be in the local area or she may travel to Tennessee. She has a tattoo on one ankle.
Olive Branch Police Department (Mississippi) 1-662-895-4111
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Kennady Escue

Missing Since:
Mar 21, 2017

Missing From:
Olive Branch, MS

DOB:
Jan 15, 2000

Age Now:
17

Sex:
Female

Race:
White

Hair Color:
Brown

Eye Color:
Blue

Height:
52

Weight:
120 lbs

Kennady may still be in the local area or she may travel to Tennessee. She has a tattoo on one ankle.
Olive Branch Police Department (Mississippi) 1-662-895-4111
http://www.missingkids.com/poster/NCMC/1292866/1/screen

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The last I heard she was in Memphis. Hope she's found.

Okay so they aren't going to tell you is that she was in Parkwood and those incompetent workers let her and another girl run away from there!!! Their excuse is they are understaffed. Parents put their trust in these people to watch and help these kids and they could care a less.

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Where is Tina???? Missing 1987
TINA DARLENE WALLS
Missing 1-26-1987
Missing from Biloxi, Harrison County Ms..

White Female
Blonde Hair ( dyed)
Hazel Eyes
27 Yrs. old
DOB: 12/22/1959
No major scars or healed broken bones. No tattoos
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Where is Tina???? Missing 1987
TINA DARLENE WALLS
Missing 1-26-1987
Missing from Biloxi, Harrison County Ms..

White Female
 Blonde Hair ( dyed)
Hazel Eyes
27 Yrs. old
DOB: 12/22/1959
 No major scars or healed broken bones. No tattoos

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The family of Marvin Anthony “T.J.” Jones Jr. hasn’t seen him since Feb. 17.

The Biloxi Police Department said Jones’ mother filed a missing persons report. Investigator Tom Lamb said police are hoping Jones is OK and that he or a friend will check in when they see he has been reported missing.

Jones, 30, had been living with his mother in Ocean Springs, but moved in with a Biloxi relative in January, Lamb said. Lamb said Jones then found a place to live in Gulfport.

He was last seen when a relative dropped him off at the Food Giant on Porter Avenue in Biloxi. Someone was supposed to pick him up for the move to Gulfport, Lamb said.

Lamb said Jones is 6-feet-1 and weighs 150 pounds.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the Police Department at 228-392-0641 or criminal investigations at 228-435-6112. Tips also can be submitted online to Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers.
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 The family of Marvin Anthony “T.J.” Jones Jr. hasn’t seen him since Feb. 17.

The Biloxi Police Department said Jones’ mother filed a missing persons report. Investigator Tom Lamb said police are hoping Jones is OK and that he or a friend will check in when they see he has been reported missing. 

Jones, 30, had been living with his mother in Ocean Springs, but moved in with a Biloxi relative in January, Lamb said. Lamb said Jones then found a place to live in Gulfport.

He was last seen when a relative dropped him off at the Food Giant on Porter Avenue in Biloxi. Someone was supposed to pick him up for the move to Gulfport, Lamb said.

Lamb said Jones is 6-feet-1 and weighs 150 pounds.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the Police Department at 228-392-0641 or criminal investigations at 228-435-6112. Tips also can be submitted online to Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers.

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WAVELAND, MS (WLOX) - Police in Waveland have suspended the search for a child who was reportedly abducted Monday evening. They began investigating after a witness claimed a young girl was abducted near the Walmart Supercenter. Police Chief David Allen said the witness saw someone take the girl around 7:30 p.m. Monday night. The girl was then reportedly dragged into the nearby woods. Police set up a perimeter around the woods and used K9's to assist with the search. They suspended the search at 10 p.m. after finding no sign of the girl. Chief Allen said no parent has come forward to report their child missing.

WAVELAND, MS (WLOX) -
Police in Waveland are investigating after a witness claimed a child was abducted from the Walmart Supercenter.

Police Chief David Allen said the witness saw someone take a girl from the store around 7:30 p.m. Monday night. The girl was then reportedly dragged into the nearby woods.

Police have set up a perimeter around the woods and they are using K9's to assist with the search.

Chief Allen said no parent has come forward to report their child missing, but police are taking the abduction report seriously.
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PICAYUNE, MS (WLOX) -
Picayune Police Chief Bryan Dawsey said officers are looking for 27-year-old Joseph “Robbie” Zwirek. He was reported missing over the weekend.

Dawsey said Zwirek, who has autism, was last seen by his father Saturday in north Picayune. He was wearing a red shirt, blue pants, and brown boots.

Dawsey said Zwirek is 5’11”, weighs around 170 pounds, and has brown hair and eyes.

If you have any information on Zwirek’s whereabouts, please contact the Picayune Police Department at 601-798-7411.
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PICAYUNE, MS (WLOX) - 
Picayune Police Chief Bryan Dawsey said officers are looking for 27-year-old Joseph “Robbie” Zwirek. He was reported missing over the weekend.

Dawsey said Zwirek, who has autism, was last seen by his father Saturday in north Picayune. He was wearing a red shirt, blue pants, and brown boots.

Dawsey said Zwirek is 5’11”, weighs around 170 pounds, and has brown hair and eyes.

If you have any information on Zwirek’s whereabouts, please contact the Picayune Police Department at 601-798-7411.

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LOCATED SAFE.

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HURLEY, MS (WLOX) -
After three months of searching for a missing Jackson County man, his friends and family are not giving up in their search efforts. On Friday, they gathered in Hurley's Lum Cumbest Park to pray for the safe return of Marc Bakotic Jr.

A lifelong native of Hurley, Marc moved to the Bywater neighborhood of New Orleans just three months before he went missing December 16, 2016. Friends who were with him that night told his dad, Marc Bakotic Sr., that they last saw him around 3:30 that morning in the Warehouse District after a night out at the Republic Night Club.

Mark's dad say he refuses to quit searching until he gets answers about his son's disappearance.

"If anyone sees my son, tell my son I love him," said Bakotic Sr.

Bakotic Sr. says he son was following his dreams when he moved to the Big Easy.

"In September or October, he decided he wanted to go and pursue his dream of creating EDM music in an environment that's more popular for that type of scene," said Bakotic Sr. "He moved to New Orleans at that time. It's been three months, and he's really missed by myself, family and friends."

Some of those friends and family came to the candlelight prayer vigil Friday night to show their support. The vigil was also a fundraiser for the family to assist them in their search.

Marc's high school friend Ashleigh Jones, who helped organize the event, says this kind of support is the kind of thing their small community is known for.

"This community always bands together and shows support for whoever needs it during any time," said Jones.

Jones remembers Bakotic, Jr. as a social butterfly.

"In school, he was always uplifting and funny," she said.

Marc's dad says he has spent 35 to 40 days just walking around New Orleans, showing his son's picture in the hopes that someone will recognize him. Bakotic Sr. says Marc has not returned to his car or apartment since the last night he was seen. His last paycheck was never picked up either.

Mark Bakotic Jr. is described as 6'4" and 185 pounds. A reward is being offered for any information leading to his whereabouts by both Marc's family and Crimestoppers.

If you know anything about where Bakotic, Jr. might be, you can call and leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 504-822-1111.
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HURLEY, MS (WLOX) - 
After three months of searching for a missing Jackson County man, his friends and family are not giving up in their search efforts. On Friday, they gathered in Hurleys Lum Cumbest Park to pray for the safe return of Marc Bakotic Jr.

A lifelong native of Hurley, Marc moved to the Bywater neighborhood of New Orleans just three months before he went missing December 16, 2016. Friends who were with him that night told his dad, Marc Bakotic Sr., that they last saw him around 3:30 that morning in the Warehouse District after a night out at the Republic Night Club.

Marks dad say he refuses to quit searching until he gets answers about his sons disappearance.

If anyone sees my son, tell my son I love him, said Bakotic Sr.

Bakotic Sr. says he son was following his dreams when he moved to the Big Easy.

In September or October, he decided he wanted to go and pursue his dream of creating EDM music in an environment thats more popular  for that type of scene, said Bakotic Sr. He moved to New Orleans at that time. Its been three months, and hes really missed by myself, family and friends.

Some of those friends and family came to the candlelight prayer vigil Friday night to show their support. The vigil was also a fundraiser for the family to assist them in their search. 

Marcs high school friend Ashleigh Jones, who helped organize the event, says this kind of support is the kind of thing their small community is known for. 

This community always bands together and shows support for whoever needs it during any time, said Jones.
 
Jones remembers Bakotic, Jr. as a social butterfly.

In school, he was always uplifting and funny, she said.

Marcs dad says he has spent 35 to 40 days just walking around New Orleans, showing his sons picture in the hopes that someone will recognize him. Bakotic Sr. says Marc has not returned to his car or apartment since the last night he was seen. His last paycheck was never picked up either.

Mark Bakotic Jr. is described as 64 and 185 pounds. A reward is being offered for any information leading to his whereabouts by both Marcs family and Crimestoppers. 

If you know anything about where Bakotic, Jr. might be, you can call and leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 504-822-1111.

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of Interest: The DNA already in the system is safe.....

The largest lab that tests DNA for missing people and unidentified dead no longer will accept DNA samples from law enforcement agencies and crime laboratories across the country because of a nearly $1 million cut to its funding.

Without the funding, which came through a federal grant, the University of North Texas Center for Human Identification cannot afford to process DNA samples that come from agencies outside Texas. The lab estimates that it received more than 1,200 out-of-state samples last year, which accounted for nearly 80 percent of its work.

The lab analyzes samples from criminal investigations to try to identify human remains and find those who have gone missing. To date, it has made connections with family DNA samples to more than 2,200 unidentified cases. The lab, along with Kentucky authorities, helped identify Sonja Kaye Blair-Adams, a woman who had been killed and discovered outside Harlan, Kentucky, and remained unidentified for 47 years. Until last month, the lab provided this service free of charge through a grant from the National Institute of Justice.

“The real consequence isn’t directed to us; it’s directed to the community,” said Bruce Budowle, a professor at the University of North Texas and the lab’s director. “We won’t be helping people solve cases, identify victims, have interdiction on criminal acts. That’s a huge economic impact and even greater humanitarian or social impact.”

Instead, the National Institute of Justice, an agency under the U.S. Department of Justice, will increase funding to process rape kits. Many crime labs across the country have significant backlogs of the kits.

“It’s a very important issue, and you can fully understand why sexual assaults are given such a high priority, because they are such a heinous crime,” Budowle said. “However, I wouldn’t dismiss the human remains one because many of these people have been through the same, if not worse, abuses.”

Since 2008, the National Institute of Justice has awarded more than $23 million toward helping universities, medical examiners, law enforcement agencies and private laboratories analyze DNA samples for the purposes of identifying the missing and unidentified dead. The University of North Texas center has received nearly $13 million since 2008.

The federal institute says it will continue to fund the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System, or NamUs, a national repository for information about missing people and unidentified dead. But NamUs relies on the university’s work: The results of its analyses feed into the database.

Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting built a tool, The Lost & The Found, using NamUs data that allows for side-by-side searching of databases for missing persons and unidentified remains. Since the tool’s launch in September 2015, users have submitted more than 675 potential matches.

Some agencies have asked Budowle to create a fee-for-service model, but he said the lab isn’t set up to operate that way, and it would leave out agencies that can’t afford DNA analysis. Budowle said the cost of analysis varies depending on the case, but usually starts at $2,000 to $3,000.

“A lot of these agencies, they don’t have a lot of money for these kinds of things, especially the small police departments or sheriff’s (departments), where there are a few people in a small area,” Budowle said. “One case can burn out their entire budget.”

The National Institute of Justice said there are other sources of federal funding for law enforcement agencies for DNA testing in criminal investigations that involve missing and unidentified persons.

Dental records and fingerprints are other methods used to identify human remains, but they aren’t always available, especially for cases in which bodies have been found in a decomposed state or only partial remains were found. DNA may also link cases that have been unsolved for many years with distant relatives.

Budowle does not know whether the grant might be renewed in the future, but said short-term funding cuts have consequences on the types of DNA testing his lab can offer.
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We need these labs so there will less unidentified dead and more claims for those long lost souls and family can stop searching and hoping ,peace at last.

Whoa your horses President Trump. Some things dont need to be cut.

Someone tag Donald Trump, if he really wants to "help our country" :/

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The Winston County Sheriff's Office is asking the public's assistance in locating Johnathan Keith Stafford wanted for questioning in connection with a number of burglaries in the county, including several in the Nanih Waiya area. Stafford from the Preston area is a white male, 32 years old, 180 lbs and 5' 10" tall. He is known to drive a black Dodge Journey. If you have information as to his location please contact the Winston County Sheriff's office at 662-773-5881 or Winston Co. Crime Stoppers at 662-773-9999.
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The Winston County Sheriffs Office is asking the publics assistance in locating Johnathan Keith Stafford wanted for questioning in connection with a number of burglaries in the county, including several in the Nanih Waiya area. Stafford from the Preston area is a white male, 32 years old, 180 lbs and 5 10 tall. He is known to drive a black Dodge Journey. If you have information as to his location please contact the Winston County Sheriffs office at 662-773-5881 or Winston Co. Crime Stoppers at 662-773-9999.

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Missing Kreneice Jones is Brittany Nicole Allen of Colorado Springs. Rose Marie Franklin kidnapped her. Changed her identity. She also have Jasmine Collins her new name is Bianca Ingram, Tavish Shutton is Donte Cordero, @Shy’kemmia Pate, Teekah Lewis name change to Chalisa Stratton.

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