Missing Houston woman: Felicia Marie Johnson, 24 years old
Felicia, 24 years old, 5’4 tall and weighs about 150 kg with rose and butterfly tattoos. She was last seen at the Cover Girls Nightclub in the 10300 block of Little York.
HOUSTON – The father of a 24-year-old woman who went missing on April 15 is begging for help to find her. He was worried something bad had happened to Felicia Marie Johnson after her bloody cell phone was found near Bear Creek Park in West Houston.
Felicia, who also goes by the name Felivia Marie, was last seen at the Cover Girls Nightclub at 10310 W. Little York Street, where she applied for the job. According to community activist Quanell X, an unnamed customer offered her a ride after her Uber was running late. Felicia has not been seen or heard of since.
“With no cell phone, no credit card, no social media activity, she’s completely gone from the face of the earth,” Quanell said Wednesday at a news conference.
Felicia’s father flew in from California to help with the search.
Kevin Johnson said: “She was a loving beauty just like my mother, rest in peace.
The family said Felicia was in Houston to celebrate her 24th birthday and earn extra money.
“I can’t put it into words. I’m trying to hold myself together and not break down,” Kevin said. “I don’t know where my baby is or what has been done to her.”
After receiving no word from Felicia, the family called the police and hired a private investigator, who the family said found her cell phone about 15 minutes away from the club.
The cell phone was found on the side of the road at Bear Creek Park, Quanell said. “And the phone was covered in blood.”
Texas EquuSearch spent hours on Tuesday scouring the area where Felicia’s phone was found. Houston Police Department detectives were also at the park, speaking to Felicia’s family.
“I’m trying to keep myself together and stay strong for my family and for my kids,” Kevin said in a text message to his daughter. “And I won’t rest a day in my life until you come back.”
“We want Felicia to know the community is looking for you,” says Quanell X., “We’re turning over every rock. We won’t leave the door unlocked or open until we find you where you are. .”
Quanell said the family called police and told them about the cell phone, but at first they persisted in the incident.
“We believe she is a victim of bad play. We believe she is being held against her will,” Quanell said. “We want whoever is holding her to know that we won’t rest, we won’t stop looking, we’ll keep looking for her, and we’ll keep hunting for you.”
Felicia is about 5’4 tall and weighs about 150 kg with a rose and butterfly tattoo on her right shoulder. She has brown eyes and black hair. Felicia is a black or black Hispanic person with a dark complexion. Police currently have no description of her clothing at the time of her disappearance.
Quanell said they hope Cover Girls has surveillance videos that can help identify the man Felicia was seen leaving with.
“HPD has to take these cases more seriously. This is the fourth case I’ve handled in six months about a missing African-American woman,” Quanell said. “And in each case where an African-American woman went missing, the HPD dragged its feet and they didn’t do anything until I started going public.”
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He said it wants HPD to handle missing Black women cases with the same level of urgency as missing white women.
“We need the same level of concern and priority as you do for young white women. We want HPD to be equal in how you handle these cases,” Quanell said.
Anyone with any information about her disappearance is asked to call Houston Police Patrol at (713) 884-3131 or Houston Police Department of the Missing Persons at (832) 394-1840.
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Resources in the absence of loved ones
Thousands of people go missing each year across the United States, and there are organizations and law enforcement agencies working to bring them home to loved ones.
The Texas Center for Missing Persons is a Houston-based organization that works to educate loved ones and authorities on how to find the lost.
From resources to support missing children to adults in danger, non-profit organization has put together a wealth of resources to help.
There is no 24-hour waiting period required to report a missing person, according to Harris County sheriff’s office.