8-16-05 - A five-hour search for a missing Pontotoc County man ended tragically Tuesday morning. A homeowner found the body of 81-year-old Kat Jimenez floating in a back yard swimming pool two blocks away from where he lived.
Authorities say Jimenez suffered from Alzheimer’s and was known to wander away before.
A program called “A Child is Missing” was utilized to help get the word out that the man had disappeared. Using a free service based in Florida, everyone within several miles of the search zone received an automated phone call with details of the missing man. Ten minutes after the alert went out, a neighbor found the body.