Copiah sheriff requests FBI help in missing woman case | News
COPIAH COUNTY, MS (WLBT)- Family members of Linda Gale Reed hope a $7,000 reward will lead to information in her disappearance.
"Just call the police, 911, just get a hold of somebody. Just please," pleads husband James "Lou" Reed.
"She's a strong woman and real religious woman, and we're all praying for her safe return and I know she'll be ok," says son Chris Sessums.
On Thursday afternoon Lou Reed and his sons returned to the scene where Linda Reed's SUV was found Monday, just off I-55 in Gallman, hoping to a piece of information. The family says basically, they're back at square one and time is precious.
"Just because we don't have anything yet, doesn't mean it has to be bad. We've still got hope," says step-son Chris Reed.
Family members say Lou Reed was the last person to talk with Linda Reed on Sunday evening, about 9 O' clock.
The 65 year-old woman lives in Carrollton, Mississippi but during the week she works and stays in a mobile home in Gallman, now draped with crime scene tape.
"It's been tough, been tough. I just never imagined going through anything like this," says Lou Reed.
Reed's family says she doesn't have any mental health issues and there's nothing to suggest suicide.
The Copiah County Sheriff's Department has contacted the FBI for additional resources.
Nearly a hundred people on horseback and ATV's helped Monday. The number of volunteers dropped to about 30 on Thursday.
"I'd ask anybody that can come help, I'd appreciate it. I've still got a lot to cover, and I want to thank the sheriff's department of Copiah County and all the other agencies that have helped," says Sessums.
If you have any information on Reed's whereabouts you're asked to call the Copiah County Sheriff's Department.
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