Update 1/29 @ 1:20 p.m.:
KFLY updated their story to reflect that Andrew Luke, 14, was found safe in September 2018.
Furthermore, Lafayette police told CrimeOnline that Nori Benoit, 13, was found safe yesterday at 12:15 p.m.
A 13-year-old Louisiana girl reportedly remains unheard from since late last year when she vanished from the Acadiana region—a region that’s been plagued by three other unsolved missing persons cases involving children.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) indicated that Nori Angelle Benoit has been missing from the Lafayette area since December 3, 2018. She was described as being 5- feet- 6-inches tall, weighing 100 pounds, and having brown hair and blue eyes.
This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information regarding Nori Angelle Benoit’s whereabouts can call Lafayette police at 337-291-8600.
While the circumstances regarding her disappearance remain unclear, KLFY noted that Benoit is one of four teens who has vanished from the Acadiana area since July 2012. There’s no indication that the four cases are connected.
The unsolved missing cases are as follows:
According to KATC, Andrew Luke, 14, has been unheard from since possibly being spotted leaving Kaplan in a white or creme-colored Ford F-150 on July 9, 2018. The news station reported that the teen had disappeared days earlier out of Franklin County but Morgan police located him. However, the teen vanished again days later and has been unheard from ever since.
Luke was described as being 5 feet tall, weighing 80 pounds, and having brown hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information regarding Andrew Luke’s whereabouts can call Kaplan police at 337-643-8600.
Denise Prak, then 16, was reported missing on October 17, 2017. Layfette Police said the teen is from the New Orleans area but she was believed to have been in Lafayette Parish prior to her disappearance.
Prak was described as being 5 feet 3 inches tall, weighing 180 pounds, and having brown hair and brown eyes. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children alert indicated that she’s possibly in need of medical attention.
Anyone with information regarding Denise Prak’s whereabouts can call the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office at 337-232-9211.
MISSING CHILDSIXTEEN YEAR OLD DENISE PRAK IS MISSING AND MAY BE IN NEED OF MEDICAL ATTENTIONThe Lafayette Parish…
KLFY reported that Keiosha Felix, now 21, was 13 when she vanished from Duson on April 30, 2012. Authorities said Felix may be in the company of an adult who might’ve kept her in the local area or might’ve traveled with her to Baton Rouge or Houston, Texas.
At the time of her disappearance, Felix was described as being 5 feet 3 inches tall, weighing 120 pounds, and having brown hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information regarding Keiosha Felix’s whereabouts can call police at 337-232-9211.
[Featured image: Nori Angelle Benoit/National Center for Missing and Exploited Children]