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Body found off Ring Road last month identified as Harold Lindsey



A body found in a wooded area off Ring Road in Warren County has been identified as county resident Harold Lindsey.

Lindsey, who was 63 at the time of his death, was last seen Thursday, June 11. The Warren County Sheriff’s Office began a search for him after his 1994 Ford Ranger pickup truck was found abandoned on Ring Road the following day.

Over the course of several days, searchers combed the area near the abandoned truck, concentrating on a heavily wooded area near a small lake off Ring Road, which intersects U.S. Highway 61 in Warren County.

Eventually, more than 40 people joined in the search including Central Mississippi Overland Search and Rescue, a multi-jurisdictional law enforcement and firefighting force which includes men and women from Warren, Hinds, Rankin and Madison counties.

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation issued a Silver Alert for Lindsey June 15.

A month later, a couple of treasure hunters found a body on a hillside in the same general area. Sheriff Martin Pace requested the assistance of MBI’s forensic team to identify the badly decomposed body and determine the cause of death.

Tuesday, County Coroner Doug Huskey confirmed the identify of the body.

“The DNA confirms that the body is Mr. Lindsey, but a cause of death has not been determined,” Husky said.

He added that DNA sample from a relative was used to match that of the body, and the results came back as a 99.99% match. The reason for Lindsey’s death will be difficult to determine due to the advanced decomposition of the body.

Harold Lindsey will be buried at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 6, at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Kelley Branch contributed to this story.


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