IT is a very troubling situation to parents and, by extension, family members when a child, especially a teenager, goes missing or, rather, runs away from home.
Like many countries the world over, many teenagers in St. Kitts and Nevis had been reported missing and, unfortunately, over the past six-plus years two of them never returned home. The first one was 17-year-old Jakeel Alford of St. Paul’s, who was reported missing on Thursday, June 7, 2012 and his burnt remains were discovered.
The second one was 17-year-old, Leanna Napoleon of Keys Village, who was reported missing after she had written her CSEC EDPM exam at the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College on Monday, May 8, 2017. Her body was discovered in a shallow grave in the Buckley’s Mountain area on Thursday, June 15, 2017.