UPDATE - May 7, 2014
Horation Johnson, 37
2412 Van Arpel, LaPlace LA
Brittnay Martin, 24
1544 Delta Rd, LaPlace LA
Arrested by the US Marshalls Office Task Force as Fugitives from New Orleans PD, wanted for the 2nd Degree Murder of Kenneth & Lakeitha Joseph.
UPDATE - March 25,, 2014
The body of Kenneth Joseph was found Monday in the Intracoastal Waterway in New Orleans LA.
The coroner's office identified the body taken out of the water near the Paris Road, or green bridge, as that of Kenneth Joseph.
The cause of death for Joseph was drowning and coroner's office investigator John Gagliano said that Joseph's body had likely been in the water for weeks.
UPDATE - March 11, 2014
The body of Lakeitha Joseph was found Monday in the Intracoastal Waterway in New Orleans LA.
Lakeitha Joseph, 29, and her husband, 34-year-old Kenneth Joseph, were reported missing by relatives on Feb. 19 after their house on Homewood Place was found ransacked.
The Orleans Parish coroner has confirmed that Lakeitha drowned, but did not rule out foul play.
Kenneth Joseph has not been located.
The couple's 2010 Dodge Caravan was found in a suburban Atlanta parking lot on Feb. 28, and the Sheriff's Office sent detectives there to look for evidence.
Lakeitha's body was found by a boater Monday at about 1:30 p.m.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.
UPDATE - Feb. 28, 2014
Georgia Agency Locates Van in Missing Persons Investigation
On Thursday, February 27, 2014, St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives received information from the Fulton County Sheriff Office in Georgia that the van that Kenneth and Lakeitha Joseph were known to be driving was located in good condition at an apartment complex in College Park, GA. Fulton County Sheriff’s Office detectives are assisting our agency in this investigation.
Additional information will be forwarded when available.
Release of Feb 20, 2014
On Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at 6:38 pm, St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the 500 block of Homewood Place in Reserve for the report of a married couple who have not been heard from since Tuesday evening at 6:30 pm. Family members of Kenneth Joseph, 34, B/M, and Lakeitha Joseph, 29, B/F, reported that they had not heard from the couple since Tuesday.
Current Picture of Lakeitha Joseph
Kenneth Joseph’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 Tuesday at approximately 6:30 pm and had not returned the vehicle. She felt that it was odd that he did not return the vehicle as he usually does.
The mother of Kenneth Joseph became concerned after several attempts through the day Wednesday to contact her son by cell phone failed. She contacted Lakeitha’s father, and his attempts to contact his daughter were unsuccessful. The concerned parents went to the couple’s residence on Homewood Place in Reserve to find the house unlocked and them not home.
Kenneth Joseph is 5 foot 8 inches tall and weighs 210 pounds. Lakeitha Joseph is 5 foot 4 inches tall and weighs approx 200 pounds. The vehicle Kenneth borrowed is a silver 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan with Louisiana license plate, TVN 993.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Kenneth and Lakeitha Joseph is asked to call the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office tip line at 985-359- TIPS(8477) or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.