Missing teen found, now in DHS custody


A 15-year-old boy who has been missing for more than a month is now in state custody.
Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell says Donald Lee Russell III turned himself into the Southaven Police Department Thursday morning. Southaven PD turned the teenager over to the Mississippi Department of Human Services.
Russell was last seen on April 9th walking from Southwind Townhomes, located at 15300 Dismuke Avenue in Biloxi. Sheriff Ezell says his parents didn’t file a missing person’s report until a month later on May 11th. Russell is diagnosed with diabetes and is insulin dependent.
It’s unknown how long the teen will stay in DHS custody. Sheriff’s investigators are following up the circumstances surrounding his disappearance.