Silver Alert Cancellation – Willie C. Purnell.


Silver Alert Cancellation – Willie C. Purnell.

The Humphreys County Sheriff’s Department has canceled the Silver Alert previously issued on Willie Purnell. Mr. Purnell was located shortly before 4pm this afternoon in a field not far from his home deceased. His body has been sent to the MS State Crime lab for an autopsy.


Humphreys County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the publics assistance in locating 64 year old Willie C. Purnell also known as “NOR”. Purnell is described as an African American male, 5’6″ tall, 160 pound, grey hair and Black eyes.
Mr. Purnell was last seen in the area of the Zip Trip convenience store on Highway 49 in Belzoni on the morning of Wednesday, January 3, 2019 at approximately 10am. When last seen, he was wearing blue jeans, a blue shirt and a gray sweater. Mr. Purnell reportedly got into a small black Nissan car with an unknown subject and left the area in an unknown direction of travel. Mr. Purnell does have a history of medical issues and does take medication. Anyone with any information regarding the where abouts of Willie C. “Nor” Purnell, is urged to call the Humphreys County Sheriff’s Department at 662-247-2551 or local Law Enforcement.

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