Father Pleads For Help Finding Missing Ole Miss Student

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The family of a missing University of Mississippi student has issued a public call for help.

Mississippi news outlets report that the father of Jimmie “Jay” Lee recorded a video statement, distributed this week by the Oxford Police Department, discussing his son’s disappearance.

A release from Oxford Police and the University Police Department said the 20-year-old Lee was last seen about 6 a.m. July 8, leaving Campus Walk Apartments. He was wearing a silver robe or housecoat, a gold cap and gray slippers.

Police believe Lee may have disappeared after visiting someone at Molly Barr Trails, a different apartment complex.

Lee’s 2014 black Ford Fusion was found on Monday. The car was identified at a towing company after it was removed from the Molly Barr Trails complex.

“If anyone knows anything or sees anything, say something. Contact law enforcement. Just tell them what you know," Lee's father, Jimmie, said in the recording.

The Crime Stoppers has pledged $1,000 for information leading to Lee being found.

Lee, a public policy major, is a Jackson native and graduate of Murrah High School. His father, in the video, praised his son as a hard worker who was helping out with a local effort to donate infant formula for children needing it.