Edgar Justin Meyer shot and killed his ex-wife (or girlfriend?) and her boyfriend in an apparent custody dispute. Meyer and his current wife left the scene with his son, 5, in Meyer’s truck, beginning a multi-agency manhunt involving several pursuits and gunfire exchanges through three counties. The Meyers eventually fled into the woods on foot, where the couple was found dead, reportedly from self-inflicted gunshot wounds. The child was unharmed. Meyer had apparently been a drug informant for the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics two years earlier, when agents were trying to catch a physician prescribing painkillers outside of his medical practice. Meyer’s knees had reportedly been crushed in a childhood accident.

ID: 1089

Victms Name: Edgar Justin Meyer
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Race:

City: Oak Vale
County: Jefferson Davis
State: MS
Zip Code: 39656
Country: United States of America

Agency: Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office, Mississippi Highway Patrol, Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Simpson County Sheriff’s Office, Jefferson Davis County Sheriff’s Office, Walthall County Sheriff’s Office, Monticello Police Department, Prentiss Police Department, Bassfield Police Department, New Hebron Police Department, Columbia Police Department, Brookhaven Police Department, Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, Mississippi Department of Corrections

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Circumstances surrounding mental health: Edgar Justin Meyer shot and killed his ex-wife (or girlfriend?) and her boyfriend in an apparent custody dispute. Meyer and his current wife left the scene with his son, 5, in Meyer’s truck, beginning a multi-agency manhunt involving several pursuits and gunfire exchanges through three counties. The Meyers eventually fled into the woods on foot, where the couple was found dead, reportedly from self-inflicted gunshot wounds. The child was unharmed. Meyer had apparently been a drug informant for the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics two years earlier, when agents were trying to catch a physician prescribing painkillers outside of his medical practice. Meyer’s knees had reportedly been crushed in a childhood accident.

Symptoms of mental health:

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