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Ark. escapee possibly seen in Mississippi

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GREENVILLE, Miss. -

Channel 7 News has learned that Mississippi authorities are now on the lookout for escaped Arkansas murderer Timothy Buffington after a possible sighting.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol has issued an alert for Buffington after a report that he was seen there.

WABG in Greenville is reporting that he was spotted in a 1990s model Buick LeSabre with Arkansas license plate 666 TRJ.

Arkansas Department of Correction spokeswoman Shea Wilson confirms that a vehicle matching that description was recently reported stolen from the Pine Bluff area, but cannot confirm that Buffington is the person who stole it or if he is even in a vehicle.

Arkansas authorities are still searching for Buffington and say they have no reason to believe he has left the Pine Bluff area.

Buffington escaped last Saturday evening. He was serving 20 years in prison for the murder of his ex-wife.