Alice Marie Reeves
Reeves, approximately 1967; Joffrey Bertrand
Date reported missing : 05/25/1967
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 06/10/1947 (74)
Age at the time of disappearance: 19 years old
Height / Weight : 5'7, 140 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Reeves was last seen in Mamou, Louisiana on May 25, 1967. She took her infant daughter to a babysitter in Mamou, never came to pick the baby up and has never been heard from again.
Reeves had previously been involved in prostitution, but by the time she disappeared she was trying to get out of Gender : work and was training to become a hairdresser. Her last known address was on New Street in Ville Platte, Louisiana. She reportedly adored her daughter and it would be uncharacteristic of her to abandon the girl.
Her live-in boyfriend, Joffrey Bertrand, was a pimp with a criminal record and a history of of domestic violence, and Bertrand is the prime suspect in Reeves's disappearance. Authorities believe he probably murdered Reeves, but he was never charged and is now deceased. A photo of him is posted with this case summary.
Authorities hope to recover Reeves's body for the sake of her family.
Other information and links : ncy
Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
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October 12, 2004. March 8, 2020; date of disappearance corrected, Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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