Search continues for missing Mississippi college student

July 12, 2022 GMT

OXFORD, Miss (AP) — Authorities continued to search Tuesday for a University of Mississippi student who went missing days ago in the northern part of the state.

Oxford Police renewed a call to the public for any tips leading to the whereabouts of Jimmie “Jay” Lee. His car was found Monday, identified at a towing company after it was taken from an apartment complex where he was believed to have last been seen.

The car is a 2014 black Ford Fusion with a Mississippi license plate number “JAYLEE1.” It has a gold racing stripe down the middle of the hood and front bumper, university police wrote in a statement.

Lee was last seen leaving Campus Walk Apartments at 5:58 a.m. on July 8 wearing a silver robe or housecoat, gold cap and gray slippers, according to Oxford Police. Police believe Lee may have disappeared after visiting someone at Molly Barr Trails, a different apartment complex.

Police said the organization Crime Stoppers has pledged $1,000 for anyone with information that leads to Lee being found.


Lee, 20, is a Jackson native and graduate of Murrah High School, according to the Clarion Ledger.

The disappearance has alarmed locals.

“Something like this is unusual to happen on campus. I’ve never heard anything like this happening around here,” Lakiowa Milan, Lee’s neighbor, told ABC-11.

Milan said Lee is well known on campus.

“He’ll talk to anybody, he’s kind of the life of the party, he’s real sweet so it’s just unfortunate something like this has happened to him,” said Milan.