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Missing or Fugative? Mark Ginn Missing Since April 14, 2008 … Vehicle Found, Unidentified Body Inside

52 year old Mark Ginn had been missing since April 14, 2008. He was last seen driving a 1996 bronze Jeep Grand Cherokee with license plate number 255 HEN.  The FBI became involved in the case and was searching for Ginn.

WLBT has learned why the FBI is involved. Sources confirm there is an ongoing investigation concerning Ginn’s employment with BankPlus in Byram.

The probe is focused on suspicious activity at the bank. BankPlus officials would not comment. However, an official with the Byram branch earlier said that they could neither confirm nor deny any money is missing from the bank and they are cooperating with authorities.

Search Continues for Missing Byram Man

Ginn: Missing person or fugitive? 

Not long after that, Ginn vanished.

Footage from a local Home Depot showed him buying a hose and duct tape, which led to initial speculation he planned to use these items to use his car to asphyxiate himself.

Authorities have since wondered if he made the purchases to trick them into thinking he committed suicide.

A week after Ginn vanished, the Hinds County Sheriff’s Department enlisted help from the FBI, which investigates embezzlement and other crimes against banks insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

The department also received help from the U.S. Marshals Service, which specializes in searching for fugitives.

Rumors swirled that Ginn may be on the Caribbean island of Barbados, but if authorities know where he is, they aren’t saying.

They believe Ginn is alive and have publicly ruled out foul play.

UPDATE I: Ginn Missing Person Case May Now Be Classified As Criminal Investigation

WLBT has learned a Jackson business owner may be the victim of some fraudulent loan activity by Ginn. As WLBT first reported, the FBI is investigating suspicious transactions at the bank where the 52-year-old Ginn was employed.

Sources tell us Warren Logan, the owner of this business, Graves Auto Electric on Highway 80 West, recently discovered two separate 50-thousand dollar loans on property he owns…loans he apparently did not seek.

UPDATE II: Vehicle of Mark Ginn Found Sunday with Body Inside

The 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee belonging to missing 52 year old Mark Ginn was found Sunday be two people in a rural area north of Hinds County.

After 34 days with no sign of Mark Ginn or his vehicle, the Hinds County Sheriff’s Department receives a surprising phone call.  Two people found Ginn’s 1996 bronze Jeep Grand Cherokee in a heavily wooded area on private property near the intersection of Johnson Line and Cox Ferry Roads. That’s in rural Hinds County, 11 miles west of Flora.  A body was inside the vehicle.  Sources tell WLBT, the body was wearing the same clothes Ginn was last seen in.  The Sheriff’s Department can not confirm if it is Ginn until a medical pathologist identifies the body.

The jeep was found less than 20 miles away from where Ginn was last seen driving in Clinton.  He had undergone open heart surgery two weeks before his disappearance.  Those close to Ginn feared it may have been a factor.

An unidentified body was also found in the vehicle. Hinds County Sheriff’s Department Captain Steve Pickett said the body is now at the State Crime Lab where a medical pathologist will make the identification.

UPDATE III: Autopsy May Determine If Body Is That Of Mark Ginn

Even though the body has not yet been positively identified, it looks like the family considers it strictly a formality. Funeral arrangements have been made for Mark Ginn after finding his vehicle with a body inside. Family members obviously feel that it is Mark Ginn.

May 19th, 2008 at 12:50am Posted by | autopsy, Found Deceased, Missing, Missing Adult, Pictures | no comments

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