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Search continues for missing Greene County teenager

Cortlen Jhase Landyn Moody
Local 16-year-old
missing for two weeks

From Staff Reports
The grandmother of a Greene County teenager reported missing for nearly two week says she is leaning on her faith in God as the search for the child continues.
Sixteen-year-old Cortlen Jhase Landyn Moody of Leakesville was reported missing on Friday, Aug. 4. Moody is a black male, said to be five feet, eight inches tall, weighing 135 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. He is believed to have walked away from his residence on Williams Drive in Leakesville sometime between 5:30-8:00 a.m. that day. At that time he was believed to be wearing a blue and black shirt with with 2-tone shorts (black in front, blue in back). Moody’s grandmother says the young man suffers from autism, which could impact his decision-making skills.
Greene County Sheriff’s Department Investigator Tommy Henderson said Tuesday that officials are continuing to follow up on leads, but have not had any breaks in the case.
Henderson said those tips have led officials from Benndale to a casino in Philadelphia, Miss. and many places in between. Search teams also conducted searches of roughly 100 acres of wooded areas near his residence. Those searches involved the use of aerial drones with thermal imaging capability as well as teams conducting grid searches on foot.
The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is also assisting and has issued an Endangered/Missing Child Alert for Moody. Anyone with information regarding Moody, should contact the Greene County Sherriff’s office at (601)394-2341.

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