Louisiana State Police involved in search for missing Monterey man

Published 11:37 pm Friday, April 15, 2016

MONTEREY — Louisiana State Police assigned two detectives Friday to assist the Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office in the search for a missing Monterey man.

CPSO Chief Deputy David Hedrick said earlier in the week the department also consulted with the FBI in searching for Duell Steven Moreland, 26, who was last seen at his grandmother’s house the night of March 29.

“The FBI reviewed the case we had at that point and told us that there was nothing they could do that we haven’t already done,” he said. “Our investigators are being very vigilant and thorough with this.”

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Hedrick said investigators have been going through Moreland’s phone records as well as interviewing people in the community who might have more information.

When asked where the phone records suggest Moreland could be, Hedrick said, “There is no way I could say right now.”

As of Friday, they are still treating this case as a missing person case, Hedrick said.“We have to treat it like a missing person case until we collect evidence that shows it is something else,” he said.

Moreland was living with his grandparents, Sandra Tiffee and Rufus “Buddy” Tiffee. On the 29th, Sandra said Moreland was still at the house when Buddy went to sleep at 10:30 p.m. In the morning, Moreland was gone.

Sandra said Moreland does not have a vehicle and his cell phone was left at her house. She said Moreland had been talking to several people over the phone that night.

Moreland has never gone more than two days without contacting his family, Sandra Tiffee said.

Hedrick asked anyone with information on Moreland to call investigator John Cowan with the sheriff’s office at 318-336-5231.