Cadaver dogs search for missing Bassfield man

Published 3:23 pm Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Cadaver dogs with the GTR K9 Search Team out of Columbus were used in the search of a pond on Bassfield Cemetery Road Friday. The Jefferson Davis County Sheriff’s Department set up the search after receiving an anonymous tip that Robert Earl Bass’ body was in the pond. The dogs did not alert to any discovery.

Bass, 76, of 26 Bass Road, was reported missing to the Jefferson Davis County Sheriff’s Office June 21. Bass was staying at a friend’s home at 2034 South Williamsburg Road when he went missing. He is described as a 6’5” black male with a slender build and gray hair. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a short sleeve blue shirt. He is reported to have dementia and diabetes.

The GTR K9 Search Team is a non-profit organization providing immediate call-out status to the Southern United States of America and is available to law enforcement agencies day or night 365 days a year. The search team does not charge for its services, and responds at no cost for all types of search emergencies.

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“We are following each and every lead that comes into our office,” said Jefferson Davis County Sheriff Ron Strickland.

If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the Jefferson Davis County Sheriff’s Office at 601-792-5169.