Warren County resident Steve Strong was found dead after a motorcycle crash in Vicksburg on Tuesday.
Strong’s son, Jamie Strong, contacted Warren County Sheriff’s Office after his dad went missing on Sunday. Jamie tried contacting his father on his phone, which was still on but did not ever receive a response.
Jamie then contacted the Sheriff’s Office to file a missing person’s form and ask for assistance in locating his father. According to Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace, the Sheriff’s Office subsequently began to retrace Strong’s steps.
Warren County Fire Coordinator Jerry Briggs and E-911 Coordinator Shane Garrard located Strong’s body near North Washington and Highway 61. His motorcycle was crashed into a ravine.
“Garrard and I searched the last known location and found skid marks on North Washington, just before the hard right turn towards 61 North. We found him there,” stated Briggs.
According to Vicksburg Police Chief Penny Jones, Strong was traveling northbound on North Washington around 9 p.m. – 10 p.m. on Saturday when his bike left the roadway.
“He went in one direction and the bike in another,” stated Chief Jones.
Vicksburg Police Department is investigating the incident.