December 17, 2009

Lakeesha Alert: Mitrice Richardson Case is Treated as a Homicide

Villagers may recall that we issued a Lakeesha Alert for Mitrice Richardson, 24, over three months ago. Richardson disappeared after being released from the Lost Hills sheriff's station jail for her arrest on suspicion of not paying her bill at a Malibu restaurant.

Her case is now being treated as a homicide. Sheriff Lee Baca ordered a homicide investigation into the disappearance of Mitrice Richardson although he does not necessarily believe she is dead.

"He has declared it a homicide investigation," Steve Whitmore, a spokesman for Baca. "But by opening up a homicide investigation, it does allow the sheriff's department to put some of our top investigators on the case."
Richardson's family had been campaigning for the sheriff to open up the case as a homicide investigation.

Villagers -- do you think that there is a happy ending for this missing person case in our future?


msladyDeborah said...

Something has happened to this sista. At this point in time, no matter what the sherriff may think about her missing status-the department really needs to handle its business properly. Especially since the last people to see her alive were the police.

Unknown said...

Lady D - I agree with you. I think that this story is not going to end up with a happy ending. I just hope that it ends up with some closure for her family. I feel for those that love Hasanni Campbell or Chioma as they remain missing....