Missing Prentiss man found safe
Published 12:16 pm Wednesday, October 14, 2020
A Prentiss man is home safe after being reported missing for over 24 hours last week.
Andrew Postell, 72, left his Leaf Avenue home Oct. 7 around 1 p.m. to run an errand in town. Because Postell is a diabetic and has dementia, his wife, Deborah, grew concerned and alerted authroities when he didn’t return in a timely manner.
Records indicate Postell’s debit card was used at Sonic in Brookhaven around 3:50 p.m. that same day.
A Silver Alert was issued the following afternoon by the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation.
A short time later, Postell was found by the Mississippi Highway Patrol in Batesville. His vehicle had run out of gas and the battery was dead.
Postell was checked out at a local hospital and returned to Prentiss with family members later that evening.
“I want to let everyone know, it was your support and prayers which made this a very happy ending,” said Andrew Postell’s daughter Heather Boykin.
“Law enforcement officials all over the state were helping us. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!”