Police believe missing 24-year-old Douglasville woman dead, looking for 2nd suspect

One man has been arrested
Search for 2nd suspect in missing woman's death
Published: Sep. 20, 2022 at 4:23 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 20, 2022 at 11:45 PM EDT
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ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) -Atlanta Police announced during a press conference on Tuesday that they believe a missing 24-year-old woman was murdered and her body was disposed of.

They also announced that they have arrested Diante Reynolds and are still looking for one person -- 29-year-old Steve Oboite. Reynolds and Oboite are facing charges of felony murder and felony concealing a death.

Allahnia Lenoir was last seen on July 31 at an apartment on Peachtree Street in midtown Atlanta. Her family said Lenoir, who lived in Douglasville, was there to visit a female friend when she disappeared.

Police say the two women then met with the suspects at the apartment. They believe Lenoir was murdered at that location. Her body has not been found.

Her family hired a private investigator and begged the public to help them find their daughter during a press conference in early August. They said that Lenoir would not just disappear and also revealed that the police were investigating her disappearance as suspicious.

Steven Oboite, suspect in death of Allahnia Lenoir
Steven Oboite, suspect in death of Allahnia Lenoir(APD)

The family of Allahnia Lenoir released the following statement after the press conference:

The family of Allahnia Lenior is aware of the recent arrest of one of the two suspects in the missing persons turned murder case of Allahnia Lenoir. The Atlanta Police Department arrested Diante Reynolds and is still searching for Steven Oboite. Both suspects have been charged with Felony Murder and Concealing the death of another. The police have not recovered the body of Lenoir, so the family is still hopeful that she is still alive.

The family is devastated by this news but is asking for the general public to continue sharing tips and information that lead to the arrest of the second man charged in the case. They believe that he knows her whereabouts and they are desperately seeking justice for Allahnia.

“We knew that this was going to be a race against time, but until her body is recovered – we remain hopeful. We know that the tips from the public and all of the media attention have helped to get us this far in finding my daughter. We are asking for you to please contact APD or crime stoppers if you have any information on the whereabouts of the second suspect, Steven Oboite, in this case,” says Jannette Jackson, mother of Allahnia

If anyone has information about the location of Oboite, they should contact police.