Keeslyn Roberts: Parents of Georgia woman missing for 3 years offer $50K reward as they want closure
DALTON, GEORGIA: The parents of a young Georgia woman, who is missing for three years now, are offering $50,000 as a reward for information as they continue to fight hard in the hope of seeing their daughter again.
Eric Roberts, the father of Keeslyn Roberts, who has not been heard or seen since January 18, 2020, after visiting a truck stop in Gordon County, Georgia, said they believe "someone somewhere knows something." “We’ve got to have closure,” Eric told WSB-TV. “One way or the other. Whatever the outcome is, we’ve got to have closure for our sanity.”
Keeslyn’s belongings including her clothes and wallet with her ID cards were found at the Flying J Travel center in Resaca, but investigators have failed to find any signs of her life since she disappeared. Now increasing the reward amount, the family said they will pay the whole amount out of their own pocket if someone can tell them about their daughter’s situation and what exactly happened at the truck station. “I wish somebody would come forward. Somebody knows something,” Eric said. “We want the truth.”
Her phone was not located at the truck shop and her father believes she has taken the phone with her, but all calls are going straight to the voicemail. Eric said he has lost hope and believes his daughter is no longer alive but his wife Shannon believes their daughter is still alive and they will be able to see and hug her again. “Just a total nightmare,” Shannon told WSB-TV. “We’ve not changed her room. Her room is still the same.”
Roberts would turn 23 years old later this month – and her mother’s holding on to hope that she’ll someday celebrate another birthday at home. “Very, very hard not knowing where your child’s at and not seeing them in this length of time,” Shannon told WSB-TV. “Not hearing their voice, not seeing them. It’s just unimaginable.” The family has even set up a Facebook page to get information about Keeslyn’s disappearance and has also hired a private investigator.
Keeslyn was last seen at the Flying J off I-75 at 288 Resaca Beach Boulevard in Resaca, Gordon County, Georgia. According to the press release issued by the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office, the 911 instructor received a call on January 18, regarding a suspicious female presumed to be Keeslyn creating a disturbance at the shop. She even forcefully entered the kitchen area closed off from customers, where she had a heated exchange of words with an employee. Media reports stated that she told staff that she was at the truck shop to meet an unnamed male. Her family located her white Toyota Corolla parked in the far corner of the back parking lot of the Flying J, just two days after her disappearance.
At the time of her disappearance, she was said to be living with her boyfriend in Chatsworth, Murray County, Georgia. But when the deputies interrogated her boyfriend, he revealed he hadn’t seen her since she went missing. According to a report by Stories of the Unsolved, Keeslyn was charged with two counts of possession of marijuana, possession of tools for the commission of crime, use of communication facilities in drug transactions, and possession and use of drug-related objects in March 2018 and was also arrested and charged with the sale of methamphetamine in January 2020.
Keeslyn is described to be 5-foot-6 tall and about 125 pounds with blonde hair and blue eyes. She also has a tattoo of a sea turtle on her lower left arm and her ears are gauged. To report information on Keeslyn’s whereabouts or provide tips about the case, call the Georgia Bureau of Investigation at 1-800-597-TIPS.