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The Yalobusha County Sheriff’s Department is asking for information about a murder that occurred on or about March 20, 2023. The body of Curtis Vaughn of Oxford was found on March 22 near the intersection of County Roads 214 and 107 near the Water Valley Municipal Airport. Vaughn had been reported missing to the Oxford Police Department on March 21 after he had not been heard from since 11 p.m. on March 20. Vaughn’s vehicle, a 2015 Chevrolet Trax, was found abandoned near the Paris community in Lafayette County around the same time the body was discovered by passersby.
Yalobusha County Sheriff Jerimaine Gooch reported that the Water Valley Police Department, Oxford Police Department, Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department and Metro Narcotics Unit from Lafayette are assisting his department in the investigation.
Anybody with information about this murder will become eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 by contacting Yalobusha County Crime Stoppers at 1-866-933-TIPS (8477) or online at TIPS@Yalobusha
County.net. Information provided is anonymous. The call is answered by operators in Texas and is available 24 hours per day.
As always, the sheriff’s department and municipal police department in Yalobusha County are interested in ALL tips involving criminal activity. The agencies have a special interest in receiving tips for drug related activity.