Help us find missing Copiah woman

Published 12:03am Wednesday, May 16, 2012

A small-town Mississippi mother has been missing since April 30, and this letter is an appeal to all who read it. There are simple, easy ways that anyone can help in this family’s search for their beloved mother, wife, daughter and aunt.

The facts:

Linda Gail Reed, 65, has been the bookkeeper for a metal fabrication business in Gallman for more than 10 years.

She has grown children and grandchildren living in the area. Uncharacteristically, Reed did not come to work on April 30. Her SUV was later found on an old logging road in a wooded area of Copiah County near the south Crystal Springs exit (Exit 68) of I-55. Her purse, her glasses and cell phone were also found.

Following the initial search, local authorities have said that Mrs. Reed is no longer in the area and they believe she may have been abducted.


“Our mother could be anywhere … If we all work together, we believe she will be found,” stated step-son Chris Reed, a Marine Corps honor graduate and winner of “Top Shot Season 2” on The History Channel.

Chris expressed admiration and appreciation for the mounted search and recovery team Texas Equusearch, which arrived to help on May 7.

Dave Holloway, the father of Natalee Holloway, arrived in Gallman on May 11. Since the 2005 disappearance of his daughter on Aruba, he has offered assistance and unique family support in some other missing person cases.

What can the average person do to help?

Everyone can help by talking about this case. Somebody knows something! A $20,000 reward is available for the person who has the information needed for Linda’s return.

Anyone with a computer can visit the Facebook page Help Find Linda Reed. “Like” and share that page; ask everyone you know to do the same.

Print out the flier from Help Find Linda Reed Facebook page.

Ask civic groups, Boy Scouts, churches, any concerned persons to post fliers (with permission at each location).

Anyone with connections for more media coverage, please contact Texas EquuSearch at 281-309-9500.


Lynn Warren on behalf of the

Concerned Copiah County Citizens

Gallman resident


  • Anonymous

    I read about this on the Clarion Ledger’s website on Tuesday and today. Very interesting.