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Sex offenders wanted in Colorado sought for questioning in Kentucky woman's disappearance

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Posted at 1:24 PM, Sep 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-03 15:33:24-04

Affidavits filed in federal court against three people may shed new light on the investigation into the disappearance of a woman in Kentucky three years ago. Authorities are looking for two sex offenders wanted in Colorado who've been on the run since 2016.

According to court records, Brendan Camous, 26, and Clinton Peterson, 28, both lived in a shack near where Lori Feltz, 58, was reported missing in December 2016. She reportedly went for a walk and never returned home. Feltz's sister, Kathleen Bauer, tells WLEX Lori had mental deficiencies due to a traumatic accident.

During a search for the missing woman, police came across a shack in the woods and talked to two people who they believe were Camous and Peterson. Officers didn't know at the time that the men were fugitives. Court records also allege that a witness claimed Camous and Peterson found a body on the property, but they never reported it to police.

Authorities have charged Penny Gillis, who is Peterson's mother and the owner of the property, with being an accessory after the fact. Camous and Peterson are both wanted for failure to register as sex offenders in Colorado and Kentucky.

Bauer told LEX 18 that she has long had her suspicions about who may have been involved in her sister's disappearance, and now, she is holding out hope that they're one step closer to getting answers.

"I promised her, we all did, my sisters and I, we promised we're not giving up, we won't let her down, we'll bring her home," Bauer said.

If you have any information about the whereabouts of the wanted sex offenders, call the El Paso County Sheriff's Office at 719-390-2000.

Follow this story with our station WLEX in Lexington, Kentucky.