View Full Version : Found Deceased MS - Hargon family (mom, dad, and 4 year old son), Yazoo City, 14 Feb 2004

03-01-2004, 10:15 PM
Police suspect three bodies found are those of missing Mississippi family...Too sad....But expected they were gone....

03-02-2004, 01:16 AM
Relative Charged With Murder Of Missing Family
3 Capital Murder Counts Filed Against Earnest Lee Hargon

UPDATED: 6:47 p.m. EST March 1, 2004

http://www.nbc4.tv/news/2885222/detail.html?treets=la&tml=la_8pm&ts=T&tmi=la_8pm_1_10000103012004 :( :( :(

YAZOO CITY, Miss. -- A relative has been charged with three counts of murder in the disappearance of a Mississippi family.

Earnest Lee Hargon has been charged with capital murder in the deaths of Michael and Rebecca Hargon and their 4-year old son, James Patrick. The family has been missing since Feb. 14. Earnest Hargon is Michael Hargon's adopted cousin.

A funeral home van was seen leaving the search area for a missing Mississippi family, but authorities aren't saying whether any bodies have been found.

Investigators swarmed over property in rural Covington County Monday, searching for clues in the disappearance of the family. As they did so, a court hearing for Earnest Hargon, who was facing other felony charges, was delayed. He was arrested on drug and firearms possession charges over the weekend.

"Basically, we have had some new developments that have come to light in the last 10 minutes to 15 minutes which are putting the proceedings here on hold temporarily," said Warren Strain, the highway patrol spokesman.

Investigators had completed one search of Earnest Hargon's wooded property near Taylorsville, Miss. It includes a veterinary clinic where his wife works as a veterinarian.

Investigators have also been checking land that Michael Hargon recently inherited from his uncle to determine if there's any link to the disappearance.

Earnest Hargon was being held without bond Monday. Capital murder is punishable by death in Mississippi. :mad:

Old Broad
03-02-2004, 02:20 AM
How very sad. This story has gotten a lot of coverage around here because the wife is originally from this area, Poplar Bluff Missouri, her parents and other relatives still live here but are down there now. The uncle said tonight on the local news that they are making funeral arrangements down there but plan to also hold a memorial service up here for family and friends.
A beautiful family wiped out because of greed and anger!!! The little 4 year old boy was so beautiful. He's with the angels now.

03-02-2004, 04:56 AM
This is so sad. I kept hoping that just maybe they would be found alive. How anybody can kill is beyond me, but especially a child. Prayers for them.

03-18-2015, 12:53 AM