http://www.wlbt.com/Global/story.asp?S=13166239Clinton Police are looking for an elderly woman who has been missing for two days. Eighty-one year old Ethel Winstead Simpson was last seen leaving the River Walk Casino in Vicksburg, at 11:40 Monday night.
Police suspect foul play and are also looking for 39-year-old James Cobb Hutto of Jasper, Alabama. Hutto was seen leaving the casino with Simpson. He was driving her 2002 Mercedes.
Clinton Police say Hutto is a convicted sex offender with a violent criminal history. He is currently wanted in Alabama for failing to register as a sex offender.
http://www.wapt.com/r/25038661/detail.htmlChief Don Byington said Simpson was last seen Monday at the Baptist Healthplex in Clinton. Employees said they saw her speaking to James Cobb Hutto, 39, of Jasper, Ala., Byington said.
At about 4 p.m., as Simpson was leaving the Healthplex, she backed into a car in the parking lot, damaging a taillight on her Mercedes, Byington said. She reported the incident to the Healthplex front desk about 15 minutes later, Byington said. Simpson was seen leaving the Healthplex with Hutto in the passenger seat of her Mercedes, the chief said.
Byington said Simpson dropped Hutto off at the Comfort Inn in Clinton and returned to her Arlington Street home.
At about 6:30 p.m., Simpson was seen leaving her home. Two hours later, Simpson and Hutto were seen entering the Riverwalk Casino in Vicksburg, Byington said. Security video shows the pair leaving the casino in Simpson's car at about 11:40 p.m., Byington said.
http://www.clintonnews.com/article/D...6002/-1/promo5When Baptist Healthplex staffers told Jan Cossitt that one of their elderly patrons, Ethel Winstead Simpson, left the building Monday afternoon with a strange man, Cossitt’s heart sank.
“I bolted and ran to my office,” Cossitt, the Healthplex’s programs manager, said Thursday. “I called her house, and her brother Tom answered.”
Thomas Winstead, 72, told Cossitt that his sister wasn’t at home. “But right then, Ethel came home, and I asked Tom to put her on the phone,” Cossitt said.
Yes, Simpson told Cossitt, she left the Healthplex shortly after 4 p.m. with a nice man she’d met on the walking track at the facility off the Clinton Parkway.
“He said he hadn’t had anything to eat. I took him to Taco Bell,” Cossitt said Simpson told her.
“I said, ‘Ethel, don’t you ever do anything like that again! You worried us to death!’ ”Cossitt remembered. “She thanked me for checking on her.”
And although Simpson carries a cell phone and frequently uses it, her family said, they have not heard from her since.
A laser identification system used by law enforcement picked up Simpson’s license plate number as her car traveled east on I-20 through Pearl at 3:05 a.m. Tuesday. Simpson and Hutto were last seen entering the Riverwalk Casino in Vicksburg at 8:36 p.m. Monday, then leaving the casino at 11:40 p.m., Byington said.
“I see nothing good. Nothing good has happened to her. Whatever the outcome, I don’t think anything she’s gone through is positive,” said her son and only child, 57-year-old Houston, Texas, resident Ken Simpson.