‘Relieved’ dad wants answers
Despite finding his 14-year-old daughter Kaneisha who had been missing for over a week, Mark Taylor remains a worried man.
Taylor told Barbados TODAY he was puzzled as to the child’s whereabouts during her absence and what drove her to runaway from home on Friday, February 12.
The father explained that he received a call from a mature female last Saturday asking him to meet Kaneisha at an agreed spot in a rural area.
He said the child had since been hospitalized and while she provided police with information, he was still unsure who she had been with during her absence.
“I got a phone call on Saturday morning and a lady told me that my daughter was at her. I asked the lady for her name, but she refused to give any information so I just told her that I was not interested in who she is, I was interested in getting my daughter home. We arranged a location that we both know and I went with the police and I picked her up from on the main road,” he explained.
Taylor said he was happy that his daughter had been traced, but admitted that he was concerned about the reason behind her second disappearance in less than a year.
The teenager left home on Friday, February 12, telling a family member that she was going to meet a younger cousin at school, but never returned.
The young girl had left home once before without word of her whereabouts, and was found three days later by police at the home of a St Michael man who was later charged with involvement with a minor.
“She is in the hospital at this time under the doctor care. I give thanks that I found her. But I am worried about her. I am just disappointed in her for what she has done and that’s the honest truth. People are commenting on certain things about the girl, but people don’t know my daughter,” he said.