SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – A College Area woman is the subject of an urgent search in Texas, and her family said they uncovered evidence that she may have been the victim of a violent crime.
Felicia Johnson, 24, celebrated her birthday April 10 before flying out to Houston, where she has family. She was last seen leaving the Cover Girls nightclub in Houston on April 15. Her father, Kevin, said according to employees, his daughter was trying to apply for a job but was turned away. They told him Felicia called for an Uber, but when the ride took too long to arrive, a man at the club offered to give her a ride to where she needed to go.
"I don't believe it ... She would have to know this person in order to get into the car with this person. She doesn't get into a car with strangers," said Kevin.
Felicia has not been seen since. Desperate for answers, the Johnson family hired a private investigator. A family friend found Felicia’s phone at Bear Creek Pioneers Park, several miles away from the club.
Family members said there was blood on the phone.
Kevin Johnson said, "I can't put it into words. I'm trying to hold myself together and not just break down. I don't know where my baby is or what's being done to her … it's like anguish.”
He added this message for his daughter: “I won’t rest for a day in my life until I have you back."
Volunteers have conducted searches the park where the phone was found.
The FBI has joined the case, and Houston Police detectives confirm they're working to obtain surveillance footage from the night club in hopes it will show who Felicia left with.
Andy Kahan, the Director of Victim Services for Crime Stoppers Houston, told ABC 10News that a $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest in the case.
A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to help the family with search expenses.