Black History Month: Lakerian Thomas-Peters

In honor of Black History Month I’m profiling one African-American MP every day on this blog for the month of February. Today’s case is Lakerian Demell Thomas-Peters, a 22-year-old man who disappeared from Pensacola, Florida on May 30, 2016.

Lakerian worked for a distribution company while he hoped to gain a footing in the rap music industry, but he lost his job and was depressed afterwards. I don’t know if he was depressed enough to walk away forever, or to take his own life, though. He had asked to borrow his mom’s car the day she disappeared (I think his own car was out of gas or something) and she said no, so he left on foot.

I think if he is dead and still in the local area, he hasn’t been found yet. He’s got very distinctive tattoos that would help identify his body if he was located. I hope he’s still alive. If he is, he’d be 25 today.

3 thoughts on “Black History Month: Lakerian Thomas-Peters

  1. Melanin Princess February 24, 2019 / 5:30 pm

    hey in the Sabrina Leigh Long case you listed keith as dying by suicide but a news article online said he died after being struck by a train

    • Meaghan February 24, 2019 / 5:31 pm

      His death was ruled a suicide. He intentionally put himself in front of the train.

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