Family hopes missing Lafayette teen will be found

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POSTED: Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 6:00pm

UPDATED: Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 6:04pm

"Every day she's missing. It gets scarier and scarier," says Dionne Williams.

Fifteen-year old Keiosha Felix has been missing for more than 130 days. Ever since then Williams can't get her 15-year old cousin off of her mind.

"I go to bed every night with Keiosha on my mind and wake up with Keiosha on my mind because we don't know what she's going through," says Dionne Williams.

What the family does know is that Leon Wilkerson was released from Lafayette Parish Jail on Thursday. Wilkerson is the boyfriend of Keiosha's aunt Patricia Andrus. Andrus's home is the place Keiosha was last seen.

"I don't care if she ran away, if she flew away, if somebody took her away. She's a 15-year old that needs to be found," says Tammy Charles

Charles is a famliy friend who's helping in the search for Keiosha. She’s taking part because she wouldn't want anything like this to happen to her children.

"I couldn't see anybody after what we learned from helping with the Mickey case ever just sitting there with anybody missing in our vicinity and not step up," says Charles.

She hopes the Lafayette community will work just as hard to find the girl nicknamed "Red" as they did looking for Mickey Shunick. Her family just hopes Keiosha will make it home safe and sound.

"Keiosha come back home. We miss you. I miss you. We want you home. If you can call do something do it. We're here for you. We miss you Keiosha. Everybody wants you home," says Williams.

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