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RESERVE, La. The search is on for a St. John Parish couple, missing for the past three days.

Family members say nobody has heard from Lakeitha Joseph, 29 or her husband Kenneth Joseph, 34, since they left their home in the 500 block of Homewood Place in Reserve, Tuesday night.

Lakeitha's mother Terry Hart says calls to their cellphones go straight to voice mail.

'I speak to my daughter every day,' said Hart. 'Not one day goes by without speaking to her. Not one day. This is strange.'

The St. John Parish Sheriff's office has now joined in the search for the couple.

'The gentleman, Mr. Kenny, always borrowed his sisters van at night, during the evening and he always returned it in the morning because he knows she has to go to work,' said Lt. Gregory Baker. 'On that particular morning, he did not return the van and that's when she became suspicious.'

Baker says family members went to the Joseph's home and found the door unlocked and the couple missing.

'They knocked on the door and when they didn't get an answer, they opened the door and turned the knob and that's when the door was open and that's when they went in and discovered their was no contact, no one was home,' said Baker.

Right now, investigators do not suspect foul play, although family members say that's the only explanation they can think of as to why Kenneth and Lakeitha are still missing, three days after they disappeared.

'Something's really wrong,' said Hart. 'Somebody has them somewhere, where they can't contact their family.'

Hart gave an emotional plea for her daughter and son-in-law's return.

'Just bring my child back home and her husband. Don't harm her. Just bring her back home. That's all.'

So far, investigators have not searched local bayous for the Josephs. Hart doesn't believe her loved ones ended up in the water.

'I'm trying not to think about that,' she said. 'No, I'm trying to think positive. She's a good driver. She's a very good driver.'

'We have no leads right now,' said Baker. 'It's kind of which way do you turn, without any leads.'

Kenneth and Lakeitha Joseph were last seen traveling in a silver 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan with the Louisiana license plate TVN 993. Anyone with information about their whereabouts is urged to call the St. John Sheriff's Office at 985-359-TIPS(8477) or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.

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