According to community activist Quanell X, who is the leader of the New Black Panther Nation in Houston, Felicia Marie Johnson traveled to Houston from California, hoping to find a job at Cover Girls Night Club. Johnson allegedly called an Uber after leaving the club, but when the Uber was taking too long to get there, a man from the club offered to take her where she needed to go, Quanell X said.
“Felicia hasn’t been seen since. No cell phone activity, no credit card activity, no social media activity. She just disappeared off the face of the earth,” Quanell X said during the interview. a press conference Wednesday in Houston.
Quanell X said his organization is investigating the disappearance, with a private investigator hired by the family.
The Houston Police Department (HPD) says Johnson’s disappearance is considered a missing person case, although they cannot say if foul play is suspected. Police have not commented on the details of Johnson’s disappearance provided by Quanell, but said they have been in contact with Johnson’s family, and anyone with information about his disappearance is asked to contact the Missing Persons Unit. of the HPD.
According to Quanell X, the private investigator hired by the family found Johnson’s cell phone covered in blood and dumped on the side of the road at Bear Creek Park in West Houston. He said Moore’s personal effects were found in his hotel room and his group turned over what they found to the HPD.
“We believe she is the victim of foul play. We believe she is being held against her will,” Quanell X said. “But we want whoever is holding her to know that we will not rest. We’ll keep looking. We’ll keep looking for her. We’ll keep hunting you. No matter what. We’ll keep hunting you and we won’t forget Felicia.”
“I’m trying to stand up and stay strong for the family and for you,” Johnson’s father, Kevin Johnson, said of his daughter at the press conference. “And I won’t rest a day in my life until you come back. It’s a tragedy you got caught up in this.”
Quanell X called on the HPD to treat cases of missing black women with the same urgency as missing white women. “Because it seems like when young black women go missing around town — it’s not a priority,” he said.
HPD told CNN it takes the matter seriously and is investigating it thoroughly.
Texas EquuSearch, a mounted search and recovery team that provides volunteer horses to lost and missing people, also joined the search for Johnson, Quanell X said. them did not succeed,” he added.
CNN attempted to reach Cover Girls Night Club for comment, but could not speak to anyone.
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