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Sheriff: Reed's disappearance still a missing person case

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COPIAH COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Copiah County Sheriff Harold Jones says he and everyone involved in the investigation of the disappearance of Linda Gail Reed met with the FBI WEdnesday afternoon for an update. The results of that meeting were not shared with WLBT.

The FBI has refused comment on the case to us, but family members told WLBT, the agency tells them it is still treating Reed's disappearance as a missing person's case.

Reed disappeared more than a month ago. Her SUV was found abandoned just west of the I-55 Crystal Springs exit with all of her belongings in it.

Sources have told 3 On Your Side Reed had been found alive in Mexico, but the U. S.  Consular there emailed us saying no one by that name was being held.

Sheriff Jones says his department also continues to treat Reed's disappearance as a missing person's case, but he says he believes she is alive.

"I hope she is and I believe that she is" said Jones. "And I'm certainly hope I'm right about that. I do. It would really be good for me to be able to go up to Mr. Lou, her husband, and tell him that we found her alive."

The 65-year-old Reed was last heard from at the Hazlehurst Walmart Sunday night, April 29th.

There have been massive searches, including assistance by Texas-based Equusearch, on foot, with ATVs, on horseback and from the air.

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