A day after Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office released images requesting the public’s asssistance in identifying a man in the Keiosha Investigation, KLFY TV-10 is reporting that spokesperson Kip Judice with the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office, released new information in the Keiosha Felix disappearance.
This NEW INFORMATION according to the station is:
- Detectives do believe there has been some communication from Keiosha and they are following up on all leads and information. He says, at this time, they do believe she is alive and cited the possible communication that is being investigated. He said he could not go into specifics.
- He also told the station, given her history of running away it is possible she may not want to be found but that doesn’t relieve the LPSO of their obligation to find a missing 15-year-old.
This feels like a bad case of the Deja-Vu, back on July 16th, KATC reported, “The family of 15-year-old Keiosha Felix told police they’ve had some contact with the 15-year-old girl. Duson Police tell KATC the girl ran away fromhome, and has indicated to her family that she is okay. Duson Police are treating this is a runaway case and not a suspicious disappearance. Police do not believe the girl’s life is in danger.” On July 25th, those family members who allegedly had contact with Keiosha were arrested. Other family members who have worked diligently in efforts to locate Keiosha have repeatedly denied having any contact with her.
Judice’s comment regarding Keiosha having a history of running away really strikes a chord with our story this morning regarding, whether there is a disparity on how missing person cases are handled. If Keiosha has previously run away while in state’s custody, which agency was she reported missing to and why wasn’t information disseminated for public assistance in locating her in a timely manner?
Anyone with information on the disappearance of Kieosha Felix is urged to contact the following:
Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office (337) 232-9211
Lafayette Crime Stoppers (337) 232-8477
FBI (337) 233-2164 or (504) 816-3000
Missing and Exploited Children 1 800 843-5678