UPDATE 2/23/18 -- There will be a vigil held on Feb. 27, the reward for information is now at $25,000. Here's the latest info: https://mendovoice.com/2018/02/khadijah-britton-vigil/
UPDATE 2/20/18 --
UPDATE 2/18/18 -- A GoFundMe page has been established to raise funds towards the search for Covelo woman Khadijah Britton, who still is still missing. She has not been seen since Friday, February 9.
Also, a $5,500 reward is now being offered to anyone with information that directly leads to locating Britton. More information can be found at this link or in the flyer below. Anyone with information should contact the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office, which is leading the investigation into Britton's possible abduction. The primary suspect in her disappearance is Negie Fallis, who was once her boyfriend. He is wanted for domestic abuse and kidnapping. Information can be given at the MCSO Dispatch Center at 707-463-4086 or the Sheriff's Tip line at 707-234-2100.
This article has also been updated to include additional photos of Fallis, from his Facebook page. The full description of Fallis and Britton are included in the original article below this update. The Mendocino Voice will be following the ongoing investigation into Britton's disappearance and will update as soon as more information is available.
Original article: MENDOCINO Co., 2/14/18 -- Khadija Britton, a 23 year old woman of Covelo, is missing, and her family and the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) are requesting help to find her. Britton was last seen in Covelo somewhere in the 23000 Block of Airport Road on the night of February 9, and has had no known contact with friends or family since then. Anyone with information is asked to contact the MCSO or her family. It is believed that she may have been abducted. The primary suspect in the investigation is her boyfriend, Negie Fallis, 37, of Covelo, who is also wanted in connection with a January domestic violence incident involving the missing woman.
Witnesses told the MCSO that Fallis arrived at Britton's residence
at around midnight on the night of February 9 with "what appeared to be a small derringer pistol" and demanded she exit the building and speak with him, according to a press release. Reportedly, the two then had a physical altercation, after which they left together in a black Mercedes sedan. Britton has not been seen or heard from since. Britton's disappearance was reported to the MCSO on Monday, February 12, and a press release was issued today.
Fallis is known to spend time in Willows, CA, as well as the Grindstone Rancheria in Glenn County, Lake County, and Covelo. He is wanted for kidnapping, domestic violence, and for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the MCSO's Dispatch Center at 707-463-4086 or the Sheriff's Tip line at 707-234-2100.
In Facebook posts that have been shared over 600 times, Britton's family and friends have requested any information and implored the missing woman to contact them and return home, emphasizing that they love her, are very worried, and want to help whatever the situation may be. Some of the posts concerning her disappearance can be found below.
**Correction: This article has been updated to reflect the accurate age of Negie Fallis, who is 37; the original article included an error from the press release which stated he was 27.
Here's a few additional photos from Fallis' Facebook page:
DATE: "February 14, 2018"
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Incident Number: 2018-04245
207 PC [Kidnapping]
273.5 [Domestic Violence]
29800 PC [Felon Possessing a Firearm]
Location: 23000 Block of Airport Road, Covelo CA
Date of Incident: February 9, 2018
Time: 11:59 PM
Victim(s): Khadijah Britton, 23 years of age, Covelo CA
Suspect(s): Negie Fallis, 27 years of age, Covelo CA
Written By: Lieutenant Shannon Barney
Synopsis: The Mendocino County Sheriff's Office is soliciting the public's assistance in locating a missing person who was possibly abducted and is considered "At Risk".
The Mendocino County Sheriff's Office has been investigating a domestic violence incident, involving and armed subject, who may have abducted his girlfriend at gunpoint. The Sheriff's Office was contacted on Monday, February 12th, about a possible kidnapping that occurred on Friday, February 9th, around midnight. Sheriff's Deputies spoke to witnesses who advised that Suspect Negie Fallis arrived at the location, armed with what appeared to be a small derringer pistol, and demanded his girlfriend, Khadijah Britton, exit the residence and speak with him. Witnesses indicated Khadijah exited the residence where a physical altercation occurred between the male and female before they both entered a black Mercedes sedan and left the location. Khadijah has not been contact with family since that time. Negie who was wanted in connection with a previous domestic violence incident in January, related to the same victim, is also outstanding at this time.
The case was assigned to the Mendocino County Sheriff's Detective Unit for continued investigation. Fallis is known to frequent the Willows are and the Grindstone Rancheria in Glenn County, Lake County, and Covelo. We are requesting anyone with information related to the whereabouts of either individual to contact the Mendocino County Sheriff's Dispatch Center at 707-463-4086 or the Sheriff's Tip line at 707-234-2100.
Approved by: Lieutenant Shannon Barney