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Found in WSLS-TV (Roanoke, VA) News Film Collection, 1951 to 1971 1959 February

Police Search for Missing Jackson Family in Louisa County, Va.

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The WSLS-TV News Film Collection, 1951-1971, comprises anchor scripts and 16mm news film created by Roanoke, Va., television station WSLS. A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities funded the preservation and digitization of this collection.

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Online; Video; Streaming Video; Anchor Script
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3 min., 16 sec.
Footage shows scenes from Louisa County, Va., and the surrounding area where police are searching for the missing Jackson family, as well as photographs of Carroll Jackson, his wife Mildred, and their two young daughters. A reporter inspects the inside of Carroll Jackson's abandoned car, noting the broken rear-view mirror and examining two dolls and a book left in the passenger seat. The reporter meets with Mildred Jackson's mother at a gas station; she expresses her belief that the family has been abducted but says she is confident in the efforts of the Virginia State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation and continues to hope and pray that the family will be returned safely.
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