STPSO detectives were notified Tuesday (September 19, 2023) after a State Trooper located a truck with the windows down and hood in the opened position on the shoulder of Highway 90 in Slidell approximately one mile east of the intersection with Highway 433 near the Rigolets. Inside the vehicle was two cellphones and a dog. Believing the occupant of the vehicle departed to seek assistance, no action was taken at that time.
On Tuesday, the same state trooper was again patrolling the area, when he discovered the vehicle was still present. At that time, the trooper had Animal Control respond to take possession of the dog and contacted the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office to assume the investigation.
STPSO detectives have learned the owner of the truck, Kevin Holland, departed a Slidell-area hotel Sunday (September 17, 2023) in his gray Ford F-150 pick-up truck to go to a local convenience store for cigarettes. Holland never returned to the hotel, but contacted a friend later that night saying he had broken down. Family members have not heard from him since prior to the time he went missing.
Members of the STPSO Operations Division have searched the area of Highway 90, Apple Pie Ridge Road and Highway 433, on foot and on ATV for much of the week with no sign of Holland.
Anyone with information about Holland’s whereabouts is asked to contact the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office at (985) 898-2338.