Parents of missing local woman Lelia Faulkner raise reward

Published 3:00 am Thursday, April 27, 2017

The parents of Lelia Faulkner are asking for the community’s help to find the woman who went missing from Pike County last July.

The family has raised the reward for information leading to Faulkner’s whereabouts from $2,500 to $7,500 after receiving a $5,000 donation from a church member.

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Faulkner went missing from her parents’ Pike County home on July 4, 2016, around 5 p.m. Faulkner had just moved back in with them two days earlier after a breakup with a man she was living with at the time.

Halos Investigation Inc., a private investigation company investigating the case, has stated that foul play is suspected in the case, but Sheriff Russell Thomas said his department has not found reason to suspect foul play at this time.

“Right now all we know is she went missing on July 4th (2016),” Thomas said. “The investigation is ongoing. We’ve interviewed numerous people, done polygraph examination, used cadaver dogs, used our drone, helicopters and four-wheelers. We’ve searched the immediate area where she was last seen, which was her home.

“We don’t know if there’s foul play or not. We’re continuing to work it extremely hard; we work on it weekly. We’d like to bring closure to this, especially for the family.”

Anybody with information on Faulkner’s whereabouts can contact the Pike County Sheriff’s Office at 334-556-4347, Crimestoppers of Central Alabama at 334-215-7867, Ricky Faulkner at 334-672-4071 or Susan Faulkner at 334-372-1305.