Authorities Search for Missing Mississippi College Student Who Served in Afghanistan

Mississippi authorities conducted an aerial search for a missing college student who never returned to campus after hanging out at Greenville nightclub with roommates, according to published reports.

Louis Scott, 21, who attended Mississippi Valley State University, hasn't been seen since April 21, after he left a Greenville night club alone to return to campus after partying with a few roommates.

His friends say they last saw him parked at a gas Station on U.S. route 82. They blinked their lights at him and continued back to the university.

Scott previously completed a year of combat duty in Afghanistan with National Guard, reported the Delta Democrat Times.

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Washington County Sheriff Milton Gaston said his department used a flying service to search for Scott from the air on Wednesday, the paper said.

“We have been searching all in the Leland area and all over Washington County,” the sheriff told the Democrat Times. “We were able to go up in a plane Wednesday afternoon and we searched from (U.S.) 61 and (U.S.) 82 back into Sunflower County and to the Humphreys County line and the Bolivar County line.

Holmes County Sheriff Willie March said his office is also diligently looking for the missing student after Scott's mother filed a missing person report on April 23 after he failed to show up for jury duty, the paper reported.