John Cornell, who was wanted for questioning in the case of missing 14 year old girl Sidney Randall, was found dead in the Walnut Ridge area this afternoon of a possible self inflicted gun shot wound. Mr. Cornell was found near his 2000 red ford ranger. According to his facebook page he was 37 years old.
Sidney Nicole Randall is still missing at this time. John Cornell was Sidney’s step-father.
Walnut Ridge Police Department, the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office, and the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office Dive and Recovery Team are searching the area for the missing girl at this time.
Direct from the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office– Authorities are working on an active crime scene concerning John Cornell. Civilians are NOT to come to the area of the crime scene for any reason. Professionals and law enforcement are conducting a search for the missing girl , Sidney Randall and do not need help in the search at this time. Deputies are closing Lawrence Rd. 438.
Sidney Nicole Randall 14 yr old last seen around 10:00PM last night, possibly wearing a brown Aeropostle jacket. Sidney has just below shoulder length brown hair, green eyes and 5’4” and weighs 85lbs.
Anyone with information on this case should contact Walnut Ridge Police Department at 870-886-3568 or the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office at 870-886-2525.