$5000 Reward Offered In Keiosha Felix Case [Latest]
Keiosha Felix has been missing since April 30. Today (Wednesday) the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office held a media briefing along with members of Keiosha’s family to talk about the case.
The FBI says there is still a $5,000 reward for locating the missing teen who recently turned sixteen.
Police say they have had numerous tips from across the the country, but they have not yet been able to locate the girl. They say they are not ruling out any possibilities.
Numerous people have been arrested in the Duson teen’s case, including her cousin Portia Felix, her aunt Patricia Andrus, Andrus’ boyfriend Leon Wilkerson and his brother Ronald Wilkerson. Portia Felix was charged with obstruction of justice while Andrus was charged with accessory to rape and improper supervision. Leon Wilkerson was charged with second-degree kidnapping and simple rape in Keiosha’s case while Ronald’s charges were not released. He was being treated as a fugitive by the Duson Police Department and was arrested in Baton Rouge on a warrant. Capt. Judice says those cases “are no longer active” as they were arrested before the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office took over the case and no official charges have been filed by the Lafayette District Attorney’s Office.
The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office assumed the lead role in the case after it was being handled by the Duson PD, which was a source of controversy. The FBI even put out a $5,000 reward for information that led to Keiosha’s safe return. There were different leads that popped up in the case, even a “potential witness” that “purchased a device that was later used to communicate with Keiosha, or at least with Keiosha’s phone,” according to Captain Kip Judice with the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office. While all this was happening, Captain Judice said tips led deputies to believe she was still alive and was possibly in the Baton Rouge area.