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Missing Children Found



JANUARY 31, 2018

At approximately 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, the George County Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding three missing children in the Ward Community of George County, MS. The George County Patrol, K-9, and Investigations Divisions, as well as George County Search and Rescue and Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks (MDWFP) were all notified. Officers from several area agencies responded to the scene, and the children, all of whom were under the age of 4, were located safe and unharmed within 2 hours of the initial call. Sheriff Keith Havard would like to thank all those involved in the search for their swift assistance in this matter.

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