The family of Keegan Oyugi, a Kenyan-American man who went missing on June 12th in Minnesota wants the case handed over to a larger agency with more capacity and resources.
Addressing the media on Wednesday, Oyugi’s parents Richard and Mirriam Oyugi of Wichita, Kansas demanded that the Minnetrista Police Department hands over the case to a larger agency such as the Hennepin County Sheriff’s department.
Citing a lack of movement in the case, they said the lone detective at the Minnetrista Police Department has not been forthcoming with information.
“Our son has been missing for the last 12 days, we can’t completely understand what is going on,” his father Richard Oyugi said.
His mother said: “I want to find him, I want to know what happened to him and am sure someone out there knows what’s going on.”
Keegan, 26, was last seen at 4:00 am leaving the Prior Lake and Savage area on his way home in St. Bonifacius, Minnesota.
He was driving a 2012 red Ford Mustang with a white stripe on the rocker panel and with Kansas temporary plate number C632096.
On the day he went missing, he texted his younger brother saying he was headed home early Saturday morning but never made it.
He was wearing a red and white vertical stripe shirt with a navy blue horizontal stripe on the chest, and dark blue jeans with red and blue shoes.
On Saturday, a search was organized in Chaska - a midway point between Prior Lake and his home in St Bonifacius - where his cellphone was last pinged.
The search conducted by members of the Kenyan-American and Chaska communities, as well as officers from the Chaska Police Department, did not bear fruits.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Minnetrista Police Department at 952-446-1131.