Rankin County Sheriff Dept needs your help! Family offers $10,000 reward.
On Saturday June 4, 2016 around 1:00 a.m. the Rankin County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call in reference to a stolen vehicle. The caller stated an acquaintance of his had taken his 1988 Chevy pickup and abandoned it on I-20 in Pearl. The vehicle was recovered by the owner, but has sustained extensive damage. At that time, the caller also stated that his friend, Joseph Skylar “Sky” Burnley, was missing after tying to help located the stolen vehicle. The complainant Travis Brewer and wife Amanda Morris advised deputies, when his truck was stolen his cell phone was left inside. He was able to use an app to locate the phone, which was reporting off of Bridges Road east of Brandon and north of I-20. Travis Brewer and Amanda Morris, and four year old daughter and BURNLEY responded to Bridges Road to search for the vehicle. Around 10:00 a.m. Friday morning BURNLEY and the complaint left the vehicle and reportedly went on foot in different directions to search. After a short time, Travis left the area to take his Amanda and daughter home due to the heat t and no air conditioning in the vehicle. Travis and Amanda advised deputies, that he immediately returned to the area in an attempt to locate BURNLEY. Around 2:00 p.m. Travis discontinued his search and returned home.''
Once the Sheriff’s Office was notified, a search team and plan was but in place. Members of the Mid Mississippi Strike Team began to search the area on foot. We are utilizing resources including search dogs, horses, man power, and Metro One. We will continue the search effort until the entire area has satisfactorily been searched.
BURNLEY family has allocated
$10,000 reward for anyone with information that could help lead to
location with an arrest in this case would be eligible for a reward.
Please call Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS(8477) or submit a tip online
by clicking on the web tip link on the homepage of the Central MS Crime
Stoppers website. You can also submit your tip information from a mobile
device or any other computer by going to www.P3tips.com.
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