GUYANA – Parents plead for return of teen
GEORGETOWN –– “I’m begging you, please come home, baby,” is the plea of mother of six, Lorraine McBeth to her 15-year-old daughter Tiffany. The woman who resides at Lot 56 Back Street, Peters Hall, East Bank Demerara, is of the firm belief her daughter has eloped with a married father of three.
The woman says that the teenager left home about 6:30 p.m. last Saturday with a male cousin to purchase something to eat in the village and didn’t return.
“She dress up and leave home to go buy white pudding, but the cousin come back alone and since then me ain’t see she come home back,” the woman related to the Kaiteur News.
Based on investigation, the mother has every reason to believe that her daughter may be in the company of a 32-year-old contractor who is married.
The wife of the contractor believed to be at the centre of the teen’s disappearance solidified the mother’s belief. She said she learned that her husband of 15 years who fathered their children aged two, three and seven, was friendly with the girl, and communicated via text message and further telephone conversation.
“The other day she sent a ‘call me’ to my phone thinking it was my husband; so I called her, pretended to be his sister, and we had a discussion about him being married and having three children.”
The wife relayed that she discovered that her husband shared conversations with the young lady on many nights.
She said after it became overbearing she ordered the husband to move out on Wednesday last and he exited their home at Little Diamond, taking his album and all other photo identification, destined for his mother’s home in West Demerara.
On Saturday evening the wife received a call from the girl’s parents telling her that their daughter is missing. Reports are that the missing teen was last seen entering a white car with green stickers. That car which reportedly has the word Movements emblazoned on the front windscreen, is owned by the man, whose wife has since reported him as missing also.
The girl’s parents confirmed that she is normally a quiet and easy-going young lady who does not normally give them much trouble and expressed the belief that she may have been influenced by the contractor to run away from home.
They reportedly called his number on several occasions and he finally answered, making it clear that he is a “happily married man with children”. Since his wife confronted him about the teen and he left, neither she nor the girl’s parents have been able to contact him again on his phone. The girl’s parents are pleading with the man to return their daughter, as she is still school-aged and should be in their care.
The Kaiteur News understands that this is not the first time the teen has gone missing from their home.