Panola County deputies locate missing woman
By Rupert Howell
Local Sheriff Deputies Sunday night located a missing woman and had two individuals in jail awaiting charges Monday at press time following her disappearance early Sunday morning.
Oxford Police Department confirmed to the Oxford Eagle that the victim was held against her will after riding around with two males.
Panola County Sheriff Investigator Terry Smith said he and Lieutenant Edward Dixon were notified of the suspect’s whereabouts and went and removed the victim from the Rock Hill Road residence sending her by ambulance to Panola Medical Center for evaluation.
The Oxford Eagle’s account stated the victim and a friend left the Square at approximately 1:11 a.m. on Sept. 10 in a gray Honda Pilot with two unidentified males. After driving around for an hour, the victim and the other female passenger exited the vehicle in Lafayette County, with the victim re-entering the vehicle. Following that stop, the victim was brought into Panola County.
OPD first reported the victim’s disappearance around 5:45 a.m. on Sept. 10 the Eagle’s account stated.
A tip was relayed around 10:30 p.m. Sunday night of the victim’s location. Smith and Dixon made contact with victim and removed her from the home.
Names of the suspects and any charges have not been released by Panola County Sheriff’s Department and The Panolian does not use the names of victims when an abuse is alleged.
Smith said Panola County Sheriffs Department is currently working with OPD on details of the case as well as the District Attorney’s office on possible charges for the two males involved.