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    Local police launch search for missing student

    It has been a week, and Mississippi State University sophomore
    Lucius Antonio “Tony” Clark, is still missing.
    The Starkville Police Department launched a search for Clark who
    has been missing since March 14.
    The search started locally and has now reached the national
    level. The search has been broadcast on several channels more than
    once as well as the radio.
    Clark, a business major from Lumberton, was last seen at his
    apartment around 7:30 p.m. Friday. Clark is a 6-foot-2-inch tall
    black male and weighs 170 pounds. Clark is believed to be driving a
    green 1995 Mercury Sable with a license tag bearing the number GHN
    37. The car is damaged on the front bumper, and a hubcap is missing
    on the front driver’s side of the vehicle.
    Clark apparently told his friends that he had ridden to
    Starkville that he had plans to go to Lumberton to see his family
    when he left his apartment Friday night. He never arrived.
    According to Clark’s friend Michael Craig, Clark had accepted a
    job in Florida and the job had been less than what he expected.
    Craig said he heard that Clark was on his way back to Starkville
    Friday with two of his friends because Clark did not like the job
    and he was not being paid what was originally agreed upon. On his
    way back to Starkville, Clark talked to his mother and to his
    roommate on the phone. When he arrived at his South Montgomery
    Street apartment, he left a note on a friend’s car. Clark’s
    roommate Crystal Smith would not disclose the contents of the note
    but said it was of no significance to his whereabouts.
    Lt. Keith Davis of the Starkville Police Department said the
    note implied that he was upset with friends and/or family.
    “It’s not really like him to not call someone and leave like
    that,” Smith said.
    Smith also said she and some friends had driven around looking
    for Tony but she’s beginning to think he doesn’t want to be found.
    Smith told The Reflector that Clark’s mother has been to Starkville
    looking for him and is putting up fliers in hopes to find him. A
    search through the apartment gave Davis no new clues.
    Davis said he has been in contact with Clark’s family and any
    friend of his who may have some information. Davis has received
    phonecalls but no solid leads up to this point.
    “We’ve worked dilligently to find him,” Davis said.
    Smith and Craig both said the case does not sound like foul play
    but neither have any clues as to where Clark might be.
    “It sounds like it was Tony, himself who made the decision to
    leave,” Smith said.
    Davis said the fact that a note was left is enough reason to
    believe right now that his disappearance is not connected to foul
    play.
    Craig said that Tony was a very easy-going guy and very
    generous.
    “I met him at Orientation so I’ve known him for long time,”
    Craig said. “He is very driven and wants a lot out of life.”
    For any information on where Tony might be, please call
    Starkville Police Department at 323-4131.

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