Officials seek help finding info in death of Mississippi man who was subject of Silver Alert

Published 6:14 am Friday, March 24, 2023

Officials are asking for the public’s help after a man who had been missing for more than a week has been found dead, reportedly a victim of a hit-and-run accident.

Officials with the Pike County Sheriff’s Office say that a Silver Alert for Ota Lampton of McComb, has been canceled they discovered that Lampton had been struck by a vehicle several hours after he had been last seen.

Family members reported that Lampton was last seen walking on McKenzie Road in Pike County around noon on March 15.

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Police believe that Lampton was hit by a vehicle on Old Highway 24 shortly before 9 p.m. Lampton was reportedly walking east on the highway between Oakdale Road and McKenzie Road when he was hit by a car traveling east on the highway.
Officials from the Pike County Sheriff’s Office believe the vehicle involved in the hit and run incident was either a 1997-2003 Ford F150 pickup, 1997-2003 Ford Expedition or 1997-2003 Lincoln Navigator.

Anyone with any information is encouraged to call the Pike County Sheriff’s Office @ 601-783-6767, Central Dispatch at 601-783-2323, or Crime Stoppers at 601-869-7141.

You may also leave an anonymous tip on the Crime Stoppers of Southwest Mississippi Facebook page by sending a message. Callers will remain anonymous and rewards can be awarded.