Name: Wilfred Kennerson III, aka “Sweetie”
Age: 36 years old
Last seen: October 5, 2021
Location: Opelousas, Louisiana
Status: Still missing
36 year old Wilfred Kennerson III was last seen in Opelousas, Louisiana on October 5, 2021. He disappeared while passing through the Bastrop area on his way back home from a trip, and hasn’t been seen or heard from since.
On October 1, 2021, Wilfred Kennerson III traveled to Dallas and Los Angeles. He then passed through Bastrop, Louisiana on October 4, 2021, on his way back home to Opelousas.
Kennerson’s father spoke to him the day before he was reported missing, and said his son was with about 15 other men who were gathering for what he believed was a bachelor party. He said he did not get the impression his son was in any danger.
Kennerson was last spoken to on the phone at 10:35 pm on October 4, 2021, and texted his daughter at 11:45 pm telling her he was on his way back home.
He was reported missing by his family when he failed to pick up his daughter from school.
On October 5, 2021, at approximately 11:00 pm, Kennerson’s vehicle, a silver 2016 Cadillac CT6 with Texas license plate number NPN9232, was seen on North Market Street in Opelousas with several men inside, but no sign of Wilfred.
On October 8, 2021, police discovered Wilfred’s abandoned vehicle in the 600 block of North Market Street in Opelousas, Louisiana.
According to the police report, his car was found abandoned and his home was ransacked.
In December 2021, Kinnerson’s sister received an anonymous call stating she could find her brother’s body on Harris Road in Collinston, Louisiana, a town near Bastrop. Police searched the area and recovered a body.
On December 23, 2021, authorities took DNA samples from the Kennerson family to compare with the body. His family is still waiting for those results.
The Opelousas police say the DNA was sent to an LSU crime lab, and do not know how long it will take for the results to come back.
The location of Wilfred Kennerson III, and the circumstances regarding his disappearance, remains unknown.
Police say they cannot determine whether foul play was involved in his disappearance.
Kennerson’s family is offering a $10,000 reward for information about his disappearance, and Crime Stoppers is offering up to $2,000 for information leading to Kennerson being located.
African American male with black hair and brown eyes. Kennerson stands 5’10 and weighs 170 pounds.
If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Wilfred Kennerson III please contact the Opelousas Police Department at 337-948-2500, or Crime Stoppers at (318) 388-CASH(2274).
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Wilfred Kennerson III – NamUS
News & Media Links
Week Long Search For Missing Opelousas Man Continues – WBRZ
Help Needed Locating Missing Opelousas Man – KATC
Family of Missing Opelousas Man Suspects Foul Play – KLFY
Family of Missing Opelousas Man Continues to Search For Answers – KATC
Opelousas Man Last Seen in Bastrop, Car Found Abandoned – KLFY
Family of Missing Louisiana Man Awaiting DNA Results – CBS42
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