New Evidence Discovered as REWARD GROWS in Search for Missing Trucker’s Daughter
Gordon County, GA – The reward for information leading to the safe return of a Georgia trucker’s 20-year-old daughter has grown to $6,000.
Last month, Transportation Nation Network (TNN) first reported the known circumstances surrounding the mysterious disappearance of Keeslyn Roberts, of Chatsworth, GA, from a Flying J truck stop in Resaca, GA, on January 18, 2020.
Keeslyn’s father, Eric Roberts, of Dalton, GA, and owner of Eric Roberts Trucking, offered a $2,000 reward in the days following.
Roberts continues to maintain that someone, somewhere, must know where Keeslyn is… and if she is still alive.
Investigators have questioned multiple known associates of Keeslyn, including her boyfriend, whom she was living with in the weeks leading up to her disappearance, and the man she told witnesses at Flying J she was there to see moments before she went missing.
However, so far, no one suspected of possibly being involved in Keeslyn’s disappearance or having direct knowledge about the case is talking, Roberts tells TNN.
“They are not willing to talk,” Roberts recently said. “I just think she is in a bad predicament.”
Reward Grows to $6,000
In recent days, the reward for information leading to Keeslyn’s safe return has grown to $6,000 as family members and friends have pledged to help.
Truckers are also getting involved and helping out as well after reading TNN’s reporting about the case.
TNN first published our report on Keeslyn’s case on February 21, 2020.
Since that time, close to 500,000 people have read it and it is now approaching 100,000 shares from TNN’s social media platforms.
Barker says that as he read Keeslyn’s story he could not help but think of his own 27-year-old daughter and what it would feel like if she were missing.
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He tells TNN he knew he had to do something to help the Roberts family.
“I just want to help,” he explained. “It breaks my heart to see someone’s kid missing.”
So, he reached out to Roberts and helped set up a GoFundMe campaign with the goal of raising $10,000 to be used as a reward in the hopes it could spur someone to spill what they know.
He has been promoting the campaign on his social media platforms and hopes truckers will join him in supporting a fellow trucker by making a donation of any size.
“The sad reality of it is that money talks and I don’t think these folks are going to talk until they see a profit. I don’t like it, but we are running out of choices. If it will get them to talk, it will be well worth it,” Barker stated.
So far, the campaign has raised $675.
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Roberts tells TNN that since publishing our story, numerous truckers have reported seeing a young women fitting Keeslyn’s description.
Unconfirmed sightings have been reported at truck stops in multiple cities including South Bend, IN; Dallas, TX; and most recently, at a Flying J in Oklahoma City, OK.
Roberts says he is grateful for those in the trucking community who are on the lookout for Keeslyn, but asks to please call local authorities if you believe you see her.
“Drivers are calling but are not taking pictures of the trucks or calling 9-1-1. Please call 9-1-1 [immediately], instead of waiting a day or two after the fact,” Roberts implored.
Keeslyn is described as 5’6, approximately 125 lbs., with blonde hair and blue eyes.
She has a tattoo of water with a sea turtle inside her lower right arm.
Both ear piercings have large gauges and even if they are removed, the holes may still be visible.
Her nickname since birth is “Butterfly.”
If you think you see her, Roberts suggests calling her by her nickname to measure her response.
New evidence in the case has been sparse since shortly after Keeslyn’s disappearance.
Investigators have yet to subpoena Keeslyn’s phone records, according to Roberts.
TNN has reached out multiple times to investigators with the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) as well as the Murray County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO).
So far, no one has been wiling to talk with us about the case.
However, a potentially critical new piece of evidence has surfaced in the last 24 hours.
TNN has learned clothing — believed to have belonged to Keeslyn — was just discovered for the first time this week near the trash dumpster in the back of the Flying J parking lot where she was last seen.
A source wishing not to be identified, but who is cooperating in the investigation, tells TNN the clothing has been there since Keeslyn went missing, but was not discovered by investigators when they initially searched the truck stop.
Investigators have since retrieved the clothing, but have not yet confirmed the clothing belonged to Keeslyn.
However, Roberts is confident it is his daughter’s, based on the size, brand and other discernible factors.
“It’s got me very worried about the outcome,” Roberts said of the new discovery.
Roberts says Keeslyn’s disappearance has taken a toll on his trucking business because his daily thoughts are filled with his daughter.
He and his wife Shannon continue to pray they will find Keeslyn alive.
However, Roberts says they are seeking closure one way or the other.
“I’m just hoping to find some kind of closure whether it is good or bad,” he said.
If Keeslyn is still alive and reads this article, Roberts has a message for her.
“I just want her to call home and let us know she is fine or if we need to come get her. Please let us know you are okay.”
TNN will continue to follow the case.
Click HERE for more on the circumstances surrounding Keeslyn’s disappearance.