June 26-- A board member of Montgomery Bank and Trust is missing and authorities in Georgia and Florida are investigating the circumstances surrounding his disappearance.
Toombs County Sheriff Junior Kight says he was notified by bank officials on Monday, June 18th that Lee Price could not be located. Price is a Lyons native who helped find investors who pumped $10 million into the bank in January, 2011 in order to keep it viable. Sheriff Kight says Price was also involved in other investments running into the millions of dollars.
He reports Price sent numerous letters and emails to friends and associates regarding his situation. Investigators believe he took a plane June 16th from Valdosta, where his wife and four children are now living, to Atlanta and then to Key West, Florida where he got on a ferry. When the boat docked, a suicide note from Price was found on board and turned over to the U.S. Coast Guard.
The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office in Valdosta says it received a missing persons report from Price's family on June 19th.
The police department in Key West confirmed Tuesday it was assisting Georgia authorities with a missing person investigation.
The sheriff adds Price's friends "can't believe" he could be involved in such a situation and that it's completely out of character.