Texas team involved in search for Linda Gale Reed

Published: May. 8, 2012 at 11:30 PM CDT|Updated: Feb. 19, 2013 at 5:05 PM CST
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COPIAH COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) - The search for a missing woman in Copiah County continues, with no new clues to report.

Authorities are now concentrating in an area some two miles to the southwest of Crystal Springs.  

Linda Gail Reed, a bookkeeper for Moore Fabrications in Gallman lived in a mobile home behind where she worked.  She went home to Carrollton on weekends.  Reed was last seen at the Walmart in Hazlehurst Sunday night on April 29.

Her car was found just off Pat Harrison Drive, west of Crystal Springs, along with her wallet, glasses and cell phone. Reed's son, 40-year-old Chris Sessums of Crystal Springs is appealing for help in finding her.

"We just need more volunteers to come to assist them, in searching," said Sessums.

The search, involving ten people Tuesday, down a one lane gravel road known as Burney Road, was headed by an organization known as Equusearch out of Texas. One of those searching was Crystal Springs Mayor Sally Garland.

"I just got here, I have known this family since they were children, and I am just trying to help ease their mind," said Garland.

Paul Kovach of Santa Fe, Texas explained the involvement of Equusearch.

"My purpose is to bring Linda Reed home alive. If the situation isn't so, then to bring closure to the family," said Kovach.

The searchers from Equusearch are going in one mile circles from her mobile home, where her car was found, and where she was last seen at the Walmart in Hazlehurst. 

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