Jackson police find car connected to Amber Alert for missing teen

KATELYN BEARD

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Jackson police say they have found a car that authorities believe was used in the possible kidnapping of a 17-year-old girl.

Nissan Altima coupe, 2009
Nissan Altima coupe, 2009

Jackson Police Department spokeswoman Colendula Green says officers continue searching the area where the 2009 Nissan Altima was found Monday morning in west Jackson, near Hawkins Field airport. The car has a Greene County license plate.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol issued an Amber Alert on Sunday night to report that Katelyn Beard had been missing since Sunday morning. The alert said she was last seen with 19-year-old Dewayne Thompson.

Jackson police said in a news release Sunday that Beard was shot before she was taken away.

The car was found less than a mile from where Beard was reported taken.

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