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Search conducted where Joseph’s body found

Published 12:00 am Saturday, March 15, 2014

By Monique Roth
L’Observateur

LAPLACE – St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office investigators joined the New Orleans Police Department Friday morning to continue the search for missing Reserve man Kenneth Joseph. Law enforcement planned to search the Intracoastal Waterway in eastern New Orleans, where

the body of Joseph’s wife, LaKeitha Joseph, was discovered on March 10. The results of the search were not available as of press time.

Family members of Kenneth Joseph, 34, and Lakeitha Joseph, 29, reported the couple missing on Feb. 19 after they had not heard from them since Feb. 18 at 6:30 p.m.

Kenneth’s sister told investigators that Kenneth often borrowed her vehicle

and would return it before morning the next day. She said that he borrowed her vehicle Feb. 18 at approximately 6:30 p.m. and had

not returned the vehicle.

On Feb. 27 St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives received information from the Fulton County Sheriff Office in Georgia that the van Kenneth and Lakeitha Joseph were known to be driving was located in good

condition at an

apartment complex parking lot in College Park, Ga.

St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives are now working this case with the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office and New Orleans Police Department.

Clement said the van has been processed for evidence, but the Sheriff’s Office is not releasing any information at this time about what evidence, if any, was found.

Kenneth Joseph is 5-feet-8-inches tall and weighs 210 pounds.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of

Kenneth Joseph is asked to call the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office tip line at 985-359-8477 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.