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University of Mississippi student missing

UPDATE: Lee’s vehicle was found on July 11 at a towing company after it was removed from Molly Barr Trails apartment complex Friday afternoon.

OXFORD, Miss. (WREG) — The University of Mississippi has issued a Missing Student Alert after a student has been missing since July 8.

Jimmie Lee, 20, was seen around 5:58 a.m. Friday leaving Campus Walk Apartments in Oxford, Mississippi. Officers believe Lee was visiting someone at Molly Barr Trails at the time of his disappearance.

Lee is a black male and was last seen driving a 2014 black Ford Fusion with a license plate number “JAYLEE1.” Lee’s car has a gold racing stripe on the middle of the hood and front bumper.

Lee, also known as “Jay Lee”, was wearing a silver robe, gold sleeping cap and gray slippers during the time he was last seen.

He is five feet, seven inches tall weighing around 120lbs. Lee also has black and blonde hair with brown eyes.

University of Mississippi Police Chief Daniel Sanford is urging anyone with information to contact law enforcement said they will provide an update on the case Tuesday morning.

“Law enforcement continues to actively search for Jimmie, but community involvement is an essential part of any missing person case.  We urge anyone out there with information regarding Jimmie’s whereabouts to contact OPD, UPD, or Crime Stoppers, no matter how small they feel the piece of information might be.  Working together it is my hope that we can see that Jimmie is safely returned to his family. We will send out an update on the case tomorrow morning through our normal channels,” Sanford said.

Lee’s friend, Lakiowa Milan, says Lee is a kind person who never bothers anyone.

“He’s really energetic, nice, friendly. He’ll talk to anybody. He’s kind of the life of the party. Real sweet,” Milan said. “So, its just unfortunate something like this has happened so close to home.”

Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for anyone with information that leads to Lee’s whereabouts.

If you have any information on his whereabouts, call the University of Mississippi Police Department at (662)-915-7234 or (662)-915-4911.

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