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Keiosha Felix will be featured on TV show Wednesday night

Posted at 10:34 PM, Feb 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-11 23:34:59-05

Keiosha Felix was 15 when she disappeared about eight years ago from Duson.

At the time, she was living with her daughter in a group home for teenage mothers. Her family says Keiosha would never leave her baby behind.

"Just to know she's not forgotten. She's still missing and we haven't heard a word. This here is big to us," said Keiosha's aunt, Lena Lewis.

Her family is hopeful a national report on the case from Investigation Discovery will help bring new clues.

"My faith is strong, strong, strong. I always looked at it like I'm going to keep that faith and I never want to believe that she's gone," Lewis said.

Four people, including family members, were arrested, but charges were later dropped. The case was eventually turned over from Duson Police to the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office.

Lt. Casey Barfield said, "I continue to open up the case every year. I look at it, try to get some fresh eyes on it, but so far, the leads have not gone very far."

Barfield has been on the case since the Sheriff's Office began investigating. He says more than three dozen tips were called in, they've followed various leads including alleged sightings in ten states.

"Agencies throughout the area, the FBI, the local attorney general's office and other municipalities throughout the state have looked into these tips and non of them have turned out to be her," Barfield said.

Duson Police Chief Kip Judice also worked on the case during his time at the Sheriff's Office. He said the Duson community has not forgotten about Keiosha.

"Not knowing what happened. Did she runaway? Was she abducted? Is she alive? That's just a resounding, always a thought in the town of Duson's people," Judice said. "Everyone is trying to determine if something bad happened who would have done that."

Judice said the national attention might jog the community's memory and someone could come forward with a credible tip.

"You hope and you pray that someone will make that phone call because someone knows where Keiosha is," said Judice.

Lewis said, "We really want to know what happened, what went on. Please come forward. Please...we're looking for answers."

Authorities believe Keiosha may be in Duson, Baton Rouge, or Houston.

If you have any information on Keiosha's whereabouts call or text 1-833-3-PURSUE or submit online at InPursuitTips.com. These resources are both staffed by trained operators who will accept anonymous tips and alert the proper authorities.

The segment will air on "In Pursuit with John Walsh" on the Investigation Discovery channel at 9:00 Wednesday night.