Name: Jerry Lee Armstrong
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: December 23, 1977
Location Last Seen: Hernando, DeSoto County, Mississippi
Date of Birth: August 1, 1960
Age: 17 years old
Race: Black/African American
Weight: 145 lbs.
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: He has a scar over his left eye.
Dentals: Not Available
Fingerprints: Not Available
Clothing: Dark green suit with a yellow shirt, green tie, black slacks.
Additional Personal Items: Unknown
At approximately 2300 hours on December 23, 1977, high school senior Jerry Lee Armstrong was last seen by his girlfriend when he dropped her off at her home after a school dance. Jerry was a quarterback on the Hernando High School football team. He was an ordinary teenager who had no enemies and no reason for anyone to want to hurt him.
Jerry was driving his brother's 1973 white Pontiac Lemans (VIN# 2D37R3A251268), when he disappeared. The vehicle has never been recovered. His family believes that he may have been mistaken for his older brother, James, who owned the car and was dating a white girl at the time and his disappearance may have been racially motivated. Foul play is suspected.
Agency Name: Desoto County Sheriff's Department
Agency Contact Person: Roger Hutchins
Agency Phone Number: 662-429-1470
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 860403Z
NCIC Case Number: Unknown
NamUs Case Number: 10070
Added: 11/10/2009; Last Updated: 11/19/2016
Questions or comments? Please contact appropriate member of the Area Team
** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.