July 14, 2022

Police serve warrants, bring out search teams in Jimmie “Jay” Lee case

Therese Apel

Jimmie Lee
Jimmie Lee

On Thursday afternoon, police in Oxford and at the University of Mississippi updated the progress of the investigation into the disappearance of Ole Miss student Jimmie “Jay” Lee.

Lee was last seen Friday leaving the Campus Walk Apartments around 6 a.m. wearing a silver robe or housecoat, a gold sleeping cap and gray slippers. His car was later found in an impound where it had been taken from the Molly Barr Trails apartment complex. It has since been taken to the Mississippi State Crime Lab to be processed.

Lee is a 20-year-old black male, with black and blonde hair and brown eyes. Lee was last seen driving his 2014 black Ford Fusion and has not been heard from since.

Authorities say they have followed up on every tip that has come in, and they encourage people to continue bringing tips in as none is too small. Around a dozen search warrants have been executed on both physical and digital entities, police said, and they are still waiting on some of tthe information to return.

On Wednesday, the Oxford and Ole Miss police departments, Lafayette County Metro Narcotics, and the Desoto County Sheriff’s Department Search and Rescue team searched some areas in Oxford with K9s, looking for any sign of Lee.

“Numerous” people have been interviewed, authorities said.

“We appreciate the outpouring of support for Lee and his family and understand that the community wants to help in any way possible,” authorities said in a release. “However, right now we need information more than anything.”

There is a $1,000 CrimeStoppers reward for anyone with information on Lee’s whereabouts. Oxford and Ole Miss police are working the case jointly. If you have any information on the whereabouts of Jimmie Lee, please contact Crime Stoppers at 662-234-8477, University of Mississippi Campus Police at 662-915-7234 or 662-915-4911; or Oxford Police Department at 601-232-2400. You can also direct message any of Oxford PD’s or UPD’s social media accounts.

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