71-year-old Raymond woman found dead in car

**UPDATED at 10:50 AM June 11th, 2017**

Hinds County Sheriff’s Officials confirmed today that the body of missing 71-year-old Kathy Lankford was discovered by family members early this morning.

Tthe vehicle Lankford was driving ran off the roadway and into a creek on Dry Grove Rd. in Hinds County.

“It is unclear as to whether she had a medical emergency prior to the accident,” said Major Pete Luke. Luke went on to say, “The vehicle Ms. Lankford was driving was not visible to passing motorist from the roadway.”

An accident reconstructionist has been working the scene to get answers.

RAYMOND, Miss. (WJTV) – The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has cancelled a Silver Alert for 71-year-old Kathy Morris Lankford of Raymond.

Ms. Lankford is described as a white female, five feet, two inches tall, weighing 120 pounds with grey hair and blue eyes.

She was last seen about 1:30 Saturday afternoon on Highway 80 in Pearl driving a silver 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe with hail damage on the hood.

Family members say Ms. Lankford suffers from a medical condition that may impair her judgement.

Details on where Kathy Lankford has been found have yet to be released by the Hinds County Sheriff’s Office.


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