MISSING PERSON UPDATE: New information on the disappearance of mother and daughter

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UPDATE: WEST MONROE, La. (KTVE/KARD) — Further investigation into the disappearance of Jessica Covington and her daughter, Isabella, revealed that on the night of their disappearance, Mrs. Covington had an active warrant for her arrest for a failure to appear on a DWI charge.

According to a release issued by Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office, her vehicle was reported to be driving erratically, on and off the road, and with a flat tire. The vehicle finally became disabled and Mrs. Covington ran from the scene, disoriented and paranoid.

Her behavior continued throughout the search, hiding from rescuers and a helicopter. Routine toxicology results are pending as this case remains under investigation.


UPDATE: WEST MONROE, La. (KTVE/KARD) — Both Jessica and her daughter, Isabella, have been found safe as of this morning.


UPDATE: WEST MONROE, La. (KTVE/KARD) — Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Deputies say they searched a rural area of West Monroe for the missing woman and her daughter.

According to deputies, they searched the Caples Road area of West Monroe, possibly near Murray Circle during the day Wednesday, May 26, 2021.

We have received reports that they brought in police K-9s to assist in the search.

Deputies are not revealing what happened during their search at this time.

We will continue to follow this story and bring you updates as they become available.


UPDATE: WEST MONROE, La. (KTVE/KARD) — According to the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office, her car was found early on, but is not part of the investigation.


WEST MONROE, La. (KTVE/KARD) — The Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Investigators need the public’s help to find a missing West Monroe woman and her child.

Deputies say Jessica Covington, 30, was last seen leaving a West Monroe restaurant at about 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 24, 2021

Deputies describe Covington as a white female who is about 5 feet tall and weighs about 120 pounds. She was last see wearing black pants with a sunflower and a green shirt.

Covington was last seen with her 5-year-old daughter, Isabella “Bella” Lewis. Isabella was wearing a blue short sleeve shirt, black shorts with brown shoes.

Neither have been seen or heard from since.

If you have any information that could help police find these two, you are urged to get in touch with the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office at 318-329-1200.

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