Search for missing St. John couple conducted on I-55 near Ruddock

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Posted on March 7, 2014 at 12:05 PM

Updated Friday, Mar 7 at 6:12 PM

Antwan Harris / Eyewitness News
Email: aharris@wwltv.com | Twitter: @antwanharris

RESERVE, La. -- Search crews scoured the area near I-55 in search of a missing Reserve couple, Kenneth and Lakeitha Joseph, who haven't been seen or heard from in almost three weeks.

The search itook place under Interstate 55 near Ruddock, and crews searched in the water, in the air and on foot for the missing couple.

Officials said they concentrated their effort along old United States Highway 51 and expanding from there.

The missing couple, Kenneth and Lakeitha Joseph, went missing over two weeks ago and family members haven't heard from them since February 18.

It was on that Tuesday that family members went to the Joseph's home and found the door unlocked and the couple missing.

A van, belonging to Kenneth’s sister, and that was being driven by the couple at times, was found in good condition in an apartment complex in Georgia last week, however, so far there haven't been any signs of the Joseph couple.

Friday search crews are acting on a tip from the family on the possible whereabouts of their loves ones, and the St. John Sheriff's Office has several personnel in the area searching the concentrated area between LaPlace and Hammond.

"We are speaking with the family of the missing people and they have basically wanted us to continue searching and check the (Highway) 51 area. We came out with 27 officers, we have our officers checking off the side of the interstate, as well as on the road, with 4-wheelers and boats, we also have help from the Port of South Louisiana, as well as Customs and Border Patrol," said Lieutenant Charles Wale of the St. John Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff's office will be out at the site for another hour or so before they wrap up Friday’s search.

Family members say it isn't like the missing couple to leave the area without talking to someone.

 

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