POSTED: Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 4:29pm
UPDATED: Monday, November 26, 2012 - 4:06pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — An increasing amount of evidence is pointing the search for Keiosha Felix - an endangered, missing teen - to the Baton Rouge area.
“There are two elements investigators have been discussed,” Cpt. Kip Judice, Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office, explained. “First, there are a lot of general tips from the public coming in suggesting that she’s in the Baton Rouge area. Second, our investigators have recovered some physical evidence to suggest she is in that area.”
Keiosha Marie Felix, 15, was last seen on April 30, 2012 in the Duson area. She has not made any contact with family or friends since she was last seen.
“She’s 15 and she’s been missing for five months,” Cpt. Judice added. “For a variety of reasons, we believe she’s alive. The objective, the goal, the focus of our investigation is to find Keiosha.”
Although four individuals have been arrested  in connection to Keiosha Felix, Cpt. Judice notes that the criminal investigation will not move forward until they locate Keiosha.
"Once we locate Keiosha, we can determine whether there’s a criminal nexus to this case,” Cpt. Judice stressed. “If somebody needs to be brought to justice, we will begin building that case.”
The FBI is offering a $5,000 reward for any information that leads to the location of Keiosha Felix.
If you know anything regarding her whereabouts call Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-STOP (7867). You can also text your tip to CRIMES (274637). Include CS225 at the beginning of your message.