JACKSON, MS (WLOX) - A missing mother and her two year old son are believed to be headed south on Highway 49, and officials are asking for the public's help in finding them.
Saturday, the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation issued an Endangered/Missing Child Alert for Zane Alexander Walters, 2, and his mother, Erica Leeanne Walters, 17.
The pair were last seen Friday, September 19, just before 6pm at the Fast Mart gasoline station located at 1240 Highway 49 South in Magee, Mississippi.
Zane Walters is described as a white male with short blonde hair and hazel eyes. He was last seen wearing Sponge Bob pajamas (shirt with the cartoon character on it and pants with multiple images of Sponge Bob).
Erica Leeanne Walters is described as a white female with shoulder-length brown hair with blonde and red highlights and hazel eyes. She is 5'3" tall and weighs 120 pounds. She was wearing blue jeans and a t-shirt.
Dakota Thornton, 17, may be traveling with the mother and son. Thornton is described as a white male with brown hair, and was last seen wearing a red and white striped shirt.
Officials said they were traveling south on Highway 49 in Simpson County in a black 2014 Chevrolet Impala bearing Mississippi license plate SMI 053.
If you have information that could help locate these individuals, you're asked to call the Simpson County Sheriff's Department at (601) 847-2921.