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Mother, police search for missing teen

Police today launched a fresh appeal to the public for information on the whereabouts of missing teenager, Emela John.

John was reported missing last Sunday. Police say she left her home on Wednesday October 7 between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. and has not been seen since.

Today her mother, Trudy Lawrence, organised a search party in the Kingsland Park, Christ Church area, where John recently moved.  Police also visited the house she lived in before her disappearance in the hope of finding information that could lead to her location.


Police visited the house where Emela John lived before she went missing.

Lawrence said she has also turned to social media sites such as Facebook to try to find her daughter, but so far her efforts have been in vain.

“She has so much (sic) friends, I don’t know who is who,” the St James resident said.


Emela John was reported missing last week


She also told Barbados TODAY she is worried about the welfare of her asthmatic daughter, and was unable to sleep as “all I doing is studying it all the time”.


Trudy Lawrence searches for her daughter Emela John

Emela John turns 19 on November 16th and an anxious Lawrence said she just wants her daughter to return home.

“I want her home and if she is not feeling well just come home and we can move from there. Whatever it is or whoever she is scared of, just come home,” Lawrence said.

She also visited the open stores at Golden Plaza in Montrose Christ Church, showing her daughters picture in the hope that someone would recognise her and provide some information on her whereabouts. (KK)

10 Responses to Mother, police search for missing teen

  1. Hope Bless
    Hope Bless October 18, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    Mom we the fb family will keep her in our pray that she will come back home safe

  2. Alex Alleyne October 18, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    “She has so much friends, I don’t know who is who”. That’s where the problem started .Make it your business to know who your child/children hang out with and where.
    All in all , I do hope she return home safely.

    • Sue Donym October 19, 2015 at 3:30 pm

      @Alex Alleyne, she was a young adult who no longer lived with her mother. But do you really want to put this kind of guilt on her mother now?

  3. Steve C. October 18, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    I think the young lady will soon show up,this kind of behaviour usually manifest its self when these young girls think they are in love with Mr.right and others object,often resulting in moving in with the indivisual .

    • Sue Donym October 19, 2015 at 3:34 pm

      @Steve C. I’m sure any relevant facts would be helpful to the police

  4. Maria Leclair
    Maria Leclair October 18, 2015 at 11:08 pm

    Where is “Amber Alert” and their big organized search parties, like the ones for Karen Harris?

  5. Alicia Thornhill
    Alicia Thornhill October 19, 2015 at 5:16 am

    Ppl she is of age and this is not the time to be pointing fingers this is a time to pray for her safe return. Tracy I hope you find ur child and if you are doing a search party plz post the information on Facebook

  6. Danny Clarke Colombian
    Danny Clarke Colombian October 19, 2015 at 8:42 am

    I hope this all ends well and she is located safe and sound.That’s all that matters right now.

  7. Patrice Thorne
    Patrice Thorne October 19, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    I pray for her safe return


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