UPDATE: Missing teen now safe at home


UPDATE 4 a.m. Tuesday — Adams County Sheriff Chuck Mayfield said Silas Whitaker is safe at home.

The sheriff said the family contacted the ACSO and said the teen was at home and safe.

Further details would be available later this morning, Mayfield said.

NATCHEZ — Adams County authorities are looking for a teenager who left for school but never got there Monday morning.

Adams County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Courtney Taylor said Silas Whitaker, 17, was last seen at approximately 7:30 a.m. Monday leaving his home on Martin Luther King Jr. Road for classes at Cathedral School.

Whitaker was driving a maroon, four-door 2010 Mazda 3 bearing the Mississippi license plate ADK 921.

The school notified Whitaker’s parents he had not arrived at approximately 11:30 a.m.

Whitaker is described as being 6-feet-tall, weighing 190 pounds and having short, blond hair and blue eyes.

Whitaker is not known to have any personal issues, Taylor said.

“He is a good student who has never done anything like this and everyone thinks it is highly out of the ordinary,” she said. “They’ve contacted his friends, and nobody knows where he is.”

Anybody with information about Whitaker’s whereabouts should contact the ACSO at 601-442-2752.