Police looking for men with possible connection to missing Nicholas County woman

Posted at 7:17 AM, Sep 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-01 07:41:45-04

(LEX 18) — Two men convicted of sex offenses in Colorado, and the mother of one of the men, have been charged in federal court in Kentucky after the men disappeared from supervision.

Now, investigators said they want to question the men about the disappearance of a Nicholas County woman.

26-year-old Brendan Camous and 28-year-old Clinton Peterson are wanted for failing to register as sex offenders while they lived in Kentucky. Peterson was convicted in El Paso County, Colorado, of sexual assault of a child in 2013, according to police.

Peterson's mother, Penny Gillis, has also been charged with being an accessory after the fact.

Court records allege that Camous and Peterson lived in a shack on Gillis' property in Nicholas County in 2016 and 2017.

Investigators are wanting to question the men about the disappearance of Lori Feltz, who was last seen in December 2016.

Feltz lived near Gillis at the time of her disappearance, and court records indicate that a witness told police that Camous and Peterson found a body on the property, but never reported it to police.

When police were searching for Feltz, they found a shack in the woods and talked to two individuals who they believed was Camous and Peterson. At the time, police did not know that they were fugitives.

According to police, Penny had been talking with local authorities to allow them to excavate on her property so they could attempt to find Feltz. No agreement had been reached, police said.

Police had also found that Joshua Snapp, who had been with Penny in the past, could know something about the disappearance of Feltz. In December 2018, police made an unsuccessful attempt to find Feltz on Snapp's property.

At the time, it is not clear if any of the three are in custody.