Fiancee of missing Slidell man makes tearful plea for information on his whereabouts

Fiancee of missing Slidell man makes tearful plea for information on his whereabouts

SLIDELL, LA (WVUE) - A woman planning to marry a 25-year-old Slidell man said Monday his disappearance is too hard to bear.

Slidell Police say Cordaryle "Co" Robert went missing Friday.

"It's very hard," said his fiancée, Jalesa Lewis, as she sobbed. "It's hard not knowing you know when his kids ask where he's at, like I don't even have an answer to give them.  I can't take it."

Even while in the arms of her mother, Lewis was inconsolable for the man who proposed on her birthday last March.

Slidell police said Robert was last seen Friday leaving his residence on Cousin Street and heading to his job in Pearl River.

Lewis said she last spoke to him around 11:30 p.m. Friday.

When asked what Robert said, Lewis replied, "He was going to be in late from work, and that was it."

The next day, the LaFourche Parish Sheriff Office said Robert's Cadillac Escalade was found burned and stripped on Laurel Valley Road.

"We suspect foul play in this case, said Slidell Police Chief Randy Smith. "We're asking anyone with information to call us, come forward to locate his whereabouts after learning about his vehicle being stripped and burned and found in Lafourche Parish, it does cause some more concern to us."

Lewis said he worked at a grocery workhouse.

Investigators said in a press release that after leaving work, Robert contacted a family member and said he was going to New Orleans.

"We're also working with the New Orleans Police Department as well and other agencies within our Southeast Louisiana to try to locate Mr. Robert," Chief Smith said.

"He didn't tell me about going to New Orleans," and he isn't the type of person to stay away from their children all night, Lewis said.

The couple has three small kids together, plus Lewis' older son.

"The little baby girl, they greet him at the door and what's so sad about it when I brought them home the last two nights she hollered, my daddy's not home yet, my daddy's not home yet and that's a hurting feeling," said Lewis' mother, Larissa Young.

"I don't have an answer to give them and it hurts," Lewis said. "Please if anybody knows something, please."

The Slidell Police Department said anyone with information on Robert's whereabouts should call Det. Richard Walden at (985) 646-6173, or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

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