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UPDATE: Missing Jeff Davis Parish man found safe, Silver Alert canceled

First responders receive numerous false alarm calls in Jeff Davis Parish
Posted at 3:00 PM, Jul 03, 2021

UPDATE: The Silver Alert for missing 19-year-old Morris Williams of Jeff Davis Parish has been canceled. Authorities say he has been located and is safe.

Video of the reunion was shared on social media on Saturday. Williams' mother is seen in the video holding onto her son, expressing her joy at being together again.

The poster of the video Allie Kegley, says an 82 hour search was conducted until Williams was found.

"They have been using dogs, drones, helicopters and many boots on the ground walking and searching in the heat through woods full of snakes and mosquitoes and up and down the river for the past three days around the clock," she stated.

According to Kegley, her father was the person who located Williams in a densely wooded area in Jeff Davis Parish. She says the 19-year-old was inside a large pipe.

See the post and video below:

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ORIGINAL STORY: 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.

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"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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