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UPDATE: Juvenile Reported Missing from Press Drive Found Safe

by Aaron E. Looney

October 2, 2016

Categories: On Duty

Topics: Missing Person/Runaway, Third District

UPDATE: Juvenile Reported Missing from Press Drive Found Safe

UPDATE: NOPD Third District Detective LaShawn Johnson met with Ifunanya “Vivian” Anaekwe this afternoon (Oct. 3) in the 8000 block of Pebble Drive and observed that Anaekwe had returned home and was in good health.

NOPD learned that at about 1 a.m. today, Anaekwe was located by police in Picayune, Miss., along with the unknown male with whom she left a party on Press Drive on Oct. 2. The male was later identified as Trevon Andrews (DOB: 06-14-1997). Picayune authorities arrested Andrews and charged him with contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile in this incident.


Earlier Story:

The NOPD is seeking assistance from the public in locating a juvenile reported as missing on October 1, 2016.

Ifunanya “Vivian” Anaekwe (DOB: 04-08-2000) was last seen on Oct. 1 at about 11:30 p.m., as she was attending an African party at the Southern University New Orleans’ Conference Center, located at 6400 Press Drive. Anaekwa reportedly met with two unknown males outside of the party whom she had invited through social media. The males were standing near a four-door black vehicle. Anaekwa’s sister told police that Anaekwe and another friend were going for a ride with the unknown males. However, the friend did not go with the group and Anaekwe left with the males. Anaekwe’s sister stated she contacted Anaekwe via cellphone asking her location, and Anaekwa responded that she was on her way back. The sister attempted to contact Anaekwa again, but the phone was turned off. Anaekwe also had in her possession her friend’s cellphone, which was tracked to the Poydras Street area and then turned off on Oct. 2 at about midnight.

Anaekwa is described as a black female standing 6’2” and weighing about 130 pounds. She was last seen wearing the dress in which she is pictured below.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Ifunanya “Vivian” Anaekwe is asked to contact Third District detectives at 504-658-6030.