01-26-2013, 11:51 AM #1Registered User
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MS - Jerry Lee Armstrong, 18, Hernando, 23 December 1977
Jerry Lee Armstrong, 18, Missing since December 23, 1977 from Hernando, MS
Jerry Lee Armstrong
Missing since December 23, 1977 from Hernando, DeSoto County, Mississippi
Classification: Endangered Missing
Age at Time of Disappearance: 18 years old
Height & Weight: 5'6; 145 lbs
Distinguishing Characteristics: Black male. Black hair; brown eyes.
Clothing: Green suit with yellow shirt.
Circumstances of Disappearance
Jerry Armstrong was last seen on December 23, 1977. Armstrong drove to prom at the National Guard Armory in his brothers 1973 white Pontiac LeMans. The vehicle has red and black stripes down the sides and license plate #DAY485.
Several people saw him at the dance, and one saw him as he was leaving the dance. It was the last time the Hernando High School quarterback was seen.
The car Armstrong was driving has never been found.
Armstrong’s disappearance is believed by authorities to be linked to a hate crime.
Foul play is suspected.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department
Desoto County Crimestoppers
Agency Case Number: 860403Z
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.
The Doe Network: Case File 2192DMMS
05-26-2013, 08:52 PM #2Former Member
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Ohio case reminds region of its missing children
As Cleveland, Ohio, families welcome home decade-lost daughters this week, north Mississippi families still ache and wonder the fate of at least nine children.
The region’s oldest missing child, now 52, is Jerry Lee Armstrong of Hernando.
Missing since Dec. 23, 1977, when he was 17, the youth was last seen driving a white Pontiac Le Mans.
05-24-2015, 10:20 PM #3
Hey, there is a young man who was found on Christmas Day 1977 in Floyd County, IN who resembles this young man's picture. The height is off a bit. Could that have been a family member's "guesstimate" of his height? No mention of a car, but I know for a fact that cars go missing for decades in the underbrush of the Floyd's Knobs. A few years ago, a young man wrecked up there in his father's Jag and it was months before they saw the car, and that was long after they were up there actually looking for it and were unable to spot it from the road.
Jerry Lee Armstrong
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04-29-2016, 10:30 PM #4
That UID is close, but Jerry doesn't appear to have a Widow's Peak. Beyond that, Floyd County is 2 states and over 6 hours away from Hernando, where Jerry was attending prom. The clothes also don't match. It's unlikely that he could have made it home, changed, and then left for there without anyone who knew him seeing him. I wish they had post-mortem photos, if his face was intact it'd be easier to compare. If the UID were naked, I'd be more willing to latch onto this.
If there was any connection at the time, methinks LE would have tried to interview people along the interstate (did they have rest stop gas stations back then?) to see if he had traveled anywhere.
I wish that LE had more information about his state of mind, the people around him, etc. They say that he's possibly the victim of a hate crime, but why did they come to that conclusion? Because of the area? It had been a full decade since the Civil Rights Movement was in full swing, and he was also the local quarterback. In small towns, that's near celebrity status; unless the place was REALLY racist, I imagine the kid was well-liked. This is just goddamn tragic. :[You never think one of these cases could be in your town, and when it is.....it's freaky.
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