Jimmie ‘Jay’ Lee’s father asks for help in finding missing University of Mississippi student

“If anyone knows something or sees something, say something. Contact law enforcement. Just tell them what you know. This is my plea for you to help find my child,” he said. said Lee’s father, Jimmie Lee, Sr. in a video uploaded by police in Oxford, Mississippi.

In social media posts reviewed by CNN and images released by authorities, although Lee dresses in women’s clothing and makeup in some photos and videos, Lee writes that he identifies as a gay man. .

Reached by CNN, Lee’s father says that while he’s not ready to give interviews, he hopes the increased media coverage will help find his son. Lee’s father said the best way for the media to help the investigation was to “show your face”.

Police are asking anyone with advice to contact them. Lee was reportedly last seen July 8 at around 5:58 a.m. wearing a silver robe or robe, gold cap and gray slippers leaving Campus Walk Apartments.

On Monday, police recovered Lee’s car, a black 2014 Ford Fusion with a gold racing stripe down the middle of the hood, from a local towing company.

The car bearing license plate “JAYLEE1” was towed Friday afternoon from the Molly Barr Trails apartment complex. He was taken to the Mississippi State Crime Laboratory for processing while teams from multiple law enforcement agencies searched areas of interest in Oxford, the police department said.

Police believe Lee was visiting someone who lives in Molly Barr Trails before she disappeared.

Oxford police and the University of Mississippi Police Department say they are using all available resources to locate Lee, according to a joint statement.

This included executing a dozen search warrants “on physical and digital entities,” the statement said. Many interviews were also conducted, he added.

According to Oxford police, Crimestoppers have promised a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that could help find Lee.

Any advice or information on Lee’s whereabouts should be directed to the Oxford Police Department at 662-232-2400, the University of Mississippi Police Department at 662-915-7234, and Crime Stoppers at 662 -234-8477.

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