By Sarah Robinson/NEMS Daily Journal
GUNTOWN – The Lee County Sheriff’s Office continued its search Saturday for a missing 17-year-old.
Joshua “Guy” McMillen was last seen on Thursday evening near his home off of Highway 348 on County Road 417 near Rock Bottom Creek in Guntown.
Sheriff Jim Johnson said deputies and the fire department have searched the area that includes Rock Bottom Creek and a watershed water area behind his home.
Joshua “Guy” McMillen is 5 feet, 2 inches tall and weighs 160 pounds. A neighbor said he suggested he might head to Memphis or the nearby Rock Bottom Creek.
Guntown and Birmingham Ridge volunteer fire departments had about 20 people out searching until Saturday evening.
Police said Joshua left home around 8 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday. The sheriff’s department has checked with relatives, neighbors and empty houses in the area.
The McMillens said they are distraught over his disappearance. Joshua requires daily medication for a mental illness and is not believed to have taken any clothing or medication when he left.
Bruce McMillen, Joshua’s father, said the family has checked with friends and family members he has stayed with in the past. The family reported the missing teen Thursday evening.
If you have seen Joshua, call the sheriff’s department at (662) 841-9040.