Man vanishes from Lincoln County, family searching for answers

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LINCOLN CO., Miss.(WJTV) – The one-year anniversary of Jonathan Paul Estes disappearances is quickly approaching. 

Family say Estes, a father of two, was last heard from June 2, 2018, after he got into an argument with his ex-wife. 

Melissa Estes, Jonathan’s sister, has been working to find any tips leading to the whereabouts of her brother. 

“The sheriff’s department has subpoenaed his bank records. There’s been no activity on his bank records. It’s like he just vanished and fell off the face of the earth.”

Melissa says the only trace they have of Jon is his truck. She says the truck was first turned over to his ex-wife, but due to back payments was repossessed, and then sold in Florida. 

“We found it in Florida, but we wanted the owner who bought it to contact us. We kind of wanted to see what kind of information we could get from the GPS on the truck.” 

However, the new owner never responded. 

Melissa explained she’s been able to get into Jon’s email and social media accounts, but there’s no trace of where he could be. Now the family is left with just memories. 

“He’s everybody’s friend. He’s loyal. He’s a hard worker. He is a daddy first and foremost. His children were his life. That’s why he worked so hard.”

The Lincoln County Sheriff Steve Rushing says the Mississippi Bureau of Investigations is assisting in the investigation, but has yet to receive any concrete tips leading to Jonathan. 

Melissa is hoping by reaching out to people on social media and other outlets she can find any clues.

She also has a message for Jon: “We love you. We miss you. I don’t care what happened or what went wrong. Just come home. Whatever it is if you left on your own we can work through this.”

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Jonathan Estes should contact the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department or MBI. 

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