Top Shot Chris Reed Needs Your Help

Chris Reed, the History Channel’s Top Shot from season 2, desperately needs your help.

Family members of missing Carrollton woman Linda Reed remain vigilant in their search and are asking people to continue their prayers for her safe return.

“At this point, there are no new leads to anything, so at this point that’s all we can do,” said Reed’s son, Chris Sessums. “Please keep an eye out and keep praying for her.”

Reed was discovered missing the morning of April 30 after last being seen at her office around 8:30 p.m. April 29. She had told co-workers to leave the gate open because she needed to go back to Walmart to pick up some personal items.

Her car was found by family members on a small logging road not far from the South Crystal Springs exit on I-55.

Sessums said the FBI has been called in on his mother’s case and that his family has asked mounted search and recovery team Texas Equusearch to help comb the county to look for her.

“We’ve asked them to come, and there was supposed to be a representative to see if they can help us,” he said. “But so far we haven’t heard back.”

Last week a tip came in from a local farmer that a white truck was backed up to the trailer behind the business where Reed stays during the week.

But Moore’s Fabrications where she works uses white trucks for its business, and those trucks often are backed up to the buildings.

“Even the county trucks that were over there when they were bush hogging the area were white,” Sessums said.

Sessums said reports his mother’s car was seen on surveillance tapes leaving Moore’s Fabrications around 4 a.m. on the morning she disappeared have not panned out. He said it just wasn’t clear whether it was his mother.

“You can’t see anything on those videos,” Sessums said. “I’ve watched them and watched them, and you can’t see anything.”

He said he believes the cars on video are people coming and going from Sanderson Farms across the street.

Reed is a bookkeeper for Moore’s but also does bookkeeping for other businesses. She has worked for many years in Gallman and returns on weekends to Carroll County, where she lives with her husband, James, in Carrollton.

Her adult children and grandchildren live near Gallman. Her elderly mother, whom family said she checks on often, lives in Philadelphia.

Copiah County Sheriff Harold Jones said after the search April 30 with a helicopter, trained dogs and 150 volunteers, he is certain that Linda Reed is no longer in the wooded area where her gray Chevrolet Equinox was found.

Investigators have moved on to background and electronic searches. Authorities have said they believe Reed may have been abducted.

A reward fund has been set up at Regions Bank. The reward for information leading to Reed’s recovery has risen to $10,000 in recent days.
Source: Clarion Ledger

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