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SHERIFF: Subject of Silver Alert found dead between Okolona, Shannon

A man whose disappearance triggered a Silver Alert Monday afternoon has been found dead.

Posted: Jul 2, 2018 3:47 PM
Updated: Jul 3, 2018 10:04 AM

CHICKASAW-MONROE COUNTY LINE, Miss. (WTVA) - A man whose disappearance triggered a Silver Alert Monday afternoon has been found dead.

Gale Russell Jones | Photo: MBI

Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell says Gale Russell Jones, 69, of Okolona, was discovered along County Line Road between Okolona and Shannon late Monday afternoon.

According to the sheriff, the man's truck ran off the road and was discovered on the side of a creek.

He was last seen on Sunday sometime near 6:30 a.m. on Okolona Road in Monroe County.

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation issued a Silver Alert before 4 p.m. Monday.

More than an hour later, law enforcement revealed that Jones's body had been discovered.

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