JONESBORO — Human remains were found Saturday in southwest Jonesboro during the search for a woman reported missing two years ago, police announced.
Jonesboro Police Detective Joe Robinson contacted EquuSearch Midwest, a volunteer-driven search and recovery group, when Lisa Mans Prescott went missing in August 2018, JPD public information specialist Sally Smith said Monday. According to an Oct. 3 Facebook post, the group was recruiting local volunteers to help find Prescott.
Prescott, 55, disappeared from her residence in the Griffin Park subdivision, leaving her purse, keys, cellphone and dog behind, previous Sun reporting indicates.
Saturday’s search in a wooded area near Valley View Church of Christ marked the first time EquuSearch could visit Jonesboro, Smith said. Volunteers, along with two detectives with the Jonesboro Police Department and Craighead County Coroner Toby Emerson, participated in the search that was held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Local volunteers found the unidentified remains around 11 a.m., Smith said.
“Detectives were called in to secure the scene and help with the search,” she said. “(The) remains have been sent to the State Crime Lab for positive identification.”
JPD is unaware of when the results from the Little Rock facility will be available for investigators, Smith said.
“We would like to thank everyone who came out to aid in the search,” a Saturday Facebook post reads.
According to an EquuSearch advisory, Prescott was last seen wearing black and white Winnie the Pooh pajamas with purple Eeyore ears. Due to medication previously prescribed to the Hoxie native, she is considered an endangered person.
Northeast Arkansans who have information regarding Prescott’s disappearance or location may contact JPD Detective Robinson at 870-935-6710 or EquuSearch Midwest at 513-503-3706.