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Missing 19-year-old found safe, Silver Alert canceled

First responders receive numerous false alarm calls in Jeff Davis Parish
Posted at 12:28 PM, Jul 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-03 20:01:26-04

UPDATE (7/3): The Silver Alert for 19-year-old Morris Williams has been canceled. He has been located and is safe.

The Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's Office says Williams was found shortly after 2:30 Saturday afternoon and has since been reunited with his family.

Sheriff Ivy Woods thanked all the agencies, community members, and volunteers that assisted in the search for Williams.

The Williams family also thanked everyone who helped in the search and expressed their gratitude for the assistance given to the family.


Louisiana State Police has issued a Silver Alert on behalf of the Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office concerning a missing 19-year-old.

Deputies have requested assistance with locating Morris Lee Williams, who was reported missing to JDPSO.

He was last seen by family members around 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning at his residence on Louisiana Highway 383 west of Kinder near Village Cemetery Road.

Troopers say he walked away from his home headed south on LA Highway 383.

Morris Williams is a 19-year-old black male with black hair in short twisted braids and brown eyes. He is approximately 5’6” tall and weighs about 200 pounds. He was last seen wearing a white shirt, blue athletic pants and no shoes.

Troopers say Williams has a medical condition that may impair his judgment.

Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Williams should immediately contact the Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office at 337-821-2100 or local law enforcement. Inquiries should be directed to the Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office.


"Silver Alert" are issued for a person with a verified mental impairment who is missing from his residence or from the supervision of his caretaker, whose whereabouts are unknown, and which poses a credible threat to the person's health and safety.

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