Mississippi father sought after 2-year-old found dead after being abandoned in truck

Published 9:37 pm Sunday, January 24, 2021

A manhunt was underway Sunday for a Mississippi father wanted in connection with the death of his child, after she was found dead in a wooded area.

Scott County Sheriff Mike Lee told WLBT-TV that deputies were searching for James Harrison Jr.

Harrison was reportedly last seen on Thursday and reportedly appeared disoriented.

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The 2-year-old girl was found in a wooded area after police say the girl and her 7-year-old sibling were abandoned in a truck in Scott County. The 7-year-old sibling was alive and was identified as Harrison’s stepchild.

Harrison is a white male, weighs approximately 140 pounds and was last seen walking on Ponderosa road near Lake, Mississippi Friday.

If you have any information on his whereabouts you’re asked to call the Scott County or Newton County Sheriff’s Department.