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Missing Child Found

FBI Jackson May 01, 2013
  • Public Affairs Specialist Deborah Madden (601) 948-5000

FBI Jackson Special Agent in Charge Daniel McMullen advised that at approximately 4:45 p.m. on April 30, 2013, the FBI was advised that 6-year-old Jashayla Markayia Hopson, of Scooba, Mississippi, had been reported missing. The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation (MBI), the Kemper County Sheriff’s Office, the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office, and the FBI immediately initiated an investigation into her disappearance, including the issuance of an Amber Alert on May 1, 2013. The search ended at approximately 1:25 p.m., on May 1, 2013, when Jashayla was located in Enterprise, Mississippi. She was taken to Rush Foundation Hospital in Meridian, Mississippi for observation.

Special Agent in Charge McMullen stated: “The investigation into Jashayla’s disappearance is ongoing; however, I would like to recognize the around-the-clock effort by the numerous law enforcement personnel who worked tirelessly to find Jashayla and reunite her with her parents.”