Update: An Amber Alert for Dereck ‘D.J.’ Wayne Felder, 12, has been canceled. He was found safe on Wednesday afternoon.
Person of interest, Chekita Joseph, isn’t in police custody, but is a “person of interest.”
An Amber Alert is issued for Dereck ‘D.J.’ Wayne Felder, 12, who was last seen Monday evening, according to My Fox Houston.
The boy is believed to be with a man named Cornelius Alix, 40. He’s a man who might be dressed as a woman and driving a gray 2013 Dodge Charger. It’s possible that he’s in the southeast area of Houston. Felder is described as being African-American, 4-feet-8-inches tall, weighing 95 pounds, and has mohawk-style hair. He was seen wearing black gym shorts and a blue t-shirt.
Click 2 Houston reports that Dereck Wayne Felder, Jr. was last seen July 20 at the 1800 block of Longmire Dr., where his home is. Conroe police have reason to believe that Felder could be in “grave danger.”
Cornelius Alix also goes by the alias, Chekita Joseph. Alix is an African-American, standing a5-feet-9 inches tall, weighs 200 pounds, and has brown hair and brown eyes.
ABC 13 News reports that authorities initially classified Felder’s disappearance two days ago as a runaway. It was elevated to an Amber Alert due to the secrecy surrounding the boy’s relationship with Joseph. The two apparently met at church. Felder — and two other children — were at Joseph’s home. He kept “making excuses about bringing them home,” according to the report.
Investigators have questions about Felder’s association with Joseph within the last few days. Joseph is considered a “person of interest” in the case.
Investigators are still questioning Felder about his interactions with Joseph over the last few days.
Anyone with information about the 12-year-old or the man that he’s believed to be with, is asked to call the Conroe Police Department at 936-522-3200.
An Amber Alert is still issued for an 8-year-old boy in Greek Brook, New Jersey — Everett Streko. He was last seen on July 16 at the home he shares with his legal guardian, his grandmother. Both of his parents — Michael and Amy Streko — are suspects in the case. Authorities say the two are wanted on charges of child interference.
Streko is 4-feet tall, about weighs about 60 pounds with green eyes, brown hair, and fair skin.
Anyone with information in the disappearance of Everett Streko is asked to contact the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Major Crime Unit at 908-231-7100, the Green Brook Police Department at 732-968-1188, or the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS FREE (8477).
[Photo Credit: Conroe Police Dept. via KHOU]