Missing woman spent night in a canefield disoriented, says family

The family of 49-year-old Karen Harris, who is now said to be resting at home after she was reported missing on Friday, has been seeking to explain her 24-hour disappearance.

They say she spent the night in a canefield “disoriented and dehydrated” before she was able to find her way to a house in Moonshine, St George late on Saturday evening and helped by the occupants “who were not known to her or her family”.

The family is also reporting that though Harris was not physically hurt, she has received medical attention since returning home.

The mother of two, who is married to businessman Kyle Harris, left her Rowan’s Park, St George home for a jog on Friday around 3 p.m. before she was reported missing. She was reunited with her family last night just before 7 p.m.

Below is the full statement issued today following her recent disappearance, which prompted a massive search yesterday, stretching from St George to St Joseph by security and emergency officials, who were well supported by civilians:

 

A photo of Karen and her husband Kyle.
A photo of Karen and her husband Kyle.
A photo of the Harris family, including Karen (second from left), her husband Kyle (right) and their daughters.
A photo of the Harris family, including Karen (second from left), her husband Kyle (right) and their daughters.

“We are aware of the interest surrounding the details of Karen being found at 18.43 yesterday (Saturday 28th).

Once again we want to offer our sincere gratitude to all involved in the search for Karen.

We want to clarify a number of points relating to the period she was missing and until she was found.

She confirmed that she left for a run on Friday 27th; she is unsure of the exact route that she took.

She spent the night disoriented and dehydrated in a canefield.

She had not been physically hurt.

Having found her way to a house in Moonshine, St. George, late on Saturday evening she was able to give the occupants (who were not known to her or her family) her husband’s phone number. The occupants recognised her from the Missing Person Flyers that had been widely distributed.

Her family were immediately contacted (18.32) and police were also informed of her location. They went directly to the location and the family was reunited.

She has been given medical attention and is resting.

She had not been in contact with anybody since going missing at 17.00 Friday 27th February.

We appreciate the overwhelming support and assistance from the Barbadian public, the Barbados Police Force, the Barbados Defence Force, the Roving Response team, the media and corporate Barbados during this difficult time.” (END)

Some of those involved in yesterday's search effort.
Some of those involved in yesterday’s search effort.

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100 Responses to Missing woman spent night in a canefield disoriented, says family

  1. Julian Marshall
    Julian Marshall March 1, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    Ok…I’m officially confused.prior reports stated she was at the residents of a relative.

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  2. Marcy Jones
    Marcy Jones March 1, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    This story sounds like its from FOX news. They tell a story from their point of view then have to come back and correct themselves. Im confused as to what is the real story, in whole.

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    • Malina Juvi
      Malina Juvi March 1, 2015 at 12:43 pm

      This got the whole of Barbados confuse, it change so many times.

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    • Greitcha Smith
      Greitcha Smith March 1, 2015 at 2:51 pm

      Erm some of that same ‘news’ was from her own friends who were on the ground!

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  3. Stephanie Bonner
    Stephanie Bonner March 1, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    BULL!!!! LIES!!!

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  4. Stephanie Bonner
    Stephanie Bonner March 1, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    BULL SH*T!!!! LIES!!!

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  5. Hazel Harrison
    Hazel Harrison March 1, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    This story has too many loopholes and like most of our barbadian mysteries we may never know the real truth..so thank God she is alive and thats that

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    • Hazel Harrison
      Hazel Harrison March 1, 2015 at 5:14 pm

      No one wants to know the woman details but the resources were utilized and its tax payers funds so the tax payers need to know whether it was real or not…if a person is missing due to illness a kidnapping etc thats one thing if the person just goes somewhere and does not see fit to inform their families etc and resources which could be used elsewhere are led astray then people need to know…the family gave a statement and as i said its over…

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    • Hazel Harrison
      Hazel Harrison March 1, 2015 at 7:04 pm

      Fair enough

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    • Hazel Harrison
      Hazel Harrison March 1, 2015 at 7:04 pm

      Fair enough

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  6. Jude Parker
    Jude Parker March 1, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    Lies

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  7. Heather Cole
    Heather Cole March 1, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    The stranger this gets. We may never hear the truth.

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  8. Joceline Blackett
    Joceline Blackett March 1, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    I am very, very happy that she has been found safe and well, but I am not buying the explanation of what happened. Sounds too far fetch.

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  9. MhyZz Envy Johnson
    MhyZz Envy Johnson March 1, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    Soooooo much liesssssss hear who cares anyhow she’s living n safe life goes on…..

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  10. Jean Rycroft
    Jean Rycroft March 1, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    Thank God shes safe.

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  11. Heather Cole
    Heather Cole March 1, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    Where is the official police statement?

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  12. Kenmore Lynch
    Kenmore Lynch March 1, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    I am sure those concerned will get her some proper psychiactric care. I am glad she is safe and sound when all is said and done. This should not finish here she needs care and observation. Her family and friends should continue their united efforts on working on her total healing: physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually, lest we lose her.

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  13. John Nicholls
    John Nicholls March 1, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    We are happy that she was found safe and with family especially those two children. But why are there so many twists to the story. Today’s Sunday Sun quote police sources as saying she was found at a house in Market Hill, then a statement put out by the family carried on line also in the Nation says after overnighting in a cane field she ended up at a stranger’s house in Moonshine also in StGeorge where she was subsequently collected.

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    • Heather Cole
      Heather Cole March 1, 2015 at 4:10 pm

      I will have to go with the police report.

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  14. Andrea Carter
    Andrea Carter March 1, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    Thank Goodness she’s okay. With that said this has a plot for any bajan movie writer/ producer/director. Seems very scripted I guess the plot will continue.

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  15. Krystal Alexis
    Krystal Alexis March 1, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    MOVING ON!!!!…more important things to worry about…this white woman is irrelevant! She’s alive, good!…when is Barbados legalizing marijuana?

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  16. Adrian Hinds
    Adrian Hinds March 1, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    Typical redneck story. 🙂

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  17. Psi Lara
    Psi Lara March 1, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    Enough…yawn..moving on..

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  18. Jay Nisha Alleyne
    Jay Nisha Alleyne March 1, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    So d dew rehydrate she dat she manage to get by a stranger house 24hours after sittin in d hot sun whole day in d canefield?

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  19. DAP March 1, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    First let me say i am glad that she have been found. Now my ppl open your eyes and see how much attention was put into this matter by the security force of this country way before 24 hours,it shows that the system is for the rich ppl. Someone like me would have to hold on for 24 hours before the popo would take up my case what a pity. I do not believe the moonshine story i think she drank moonshine before she leave home any how that is another story.

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  20. Sonia Romain
    Sonia Romain March 1, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    Well said Kenmore Lynch.

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  21. Brenda Bryce-Husbands
    Brenda Bryce-Husbands March 1, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    I am quite surprised by the expectations of the public that you are owed the details of why this woman went missing. She was found safe and unhurt and we should be thankful for that. There are many reasons why someone go missing, aside from being kidnapped; it could also be a medical issue.
    I’m not saying this is the case because I don’t know; if it is medical, then please allow the lady her privacy and stop probing for more answers! I love this island but sometimes y’all always looking for the worst in people!

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    • Alex Brooker
      Alex Brooker March 1, 2015 at 3:34 pm

      What do you think was the cost of the search?

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  22. Bobby Gilkes
    Bobby Gilkes March 1, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    Good so she safe so when we rounding up a posse and put all that effort into finding the rest of ppl that missing!!!! (Just asking)

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    • Bobby Gilkes
      Bobby Gilkes March 1, 2015 at 6:42 pm

      Mmmmmm as true as that is something still doesn’t add up but I hear you

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  23. Bobby Gilkes
    Bobby Gilkes March 1, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    Good so she safe so when we rounding up a posse and put all that effort into finding the rest of ppl that missing!!!! (Just asking)

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    • Bobby Gilkes
      Bobby Gilkes March 1, 2015 at 6:42 pm

      Mmmmmm as true as that is something still doesn’t add up but I hear you

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  24. Bobby Gilkes
    Bobby Gilkes March 1, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    Good so she safe so when we rounding up a posse and put all that effort into finding the rest of ppl that missing!!!! (Just asking)

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    • Bobby Gilkes
      Bobby Gilkes March 1, 2015 at 6:42 pm

      Mmmmmm as true as that is something still doesn’t add up but I hear you

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  25. Bobby Gilkes
    Bobby Gilkes March 1, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    Good so she safe so when we rounding up a posse and put all that effort into finding the rest of ppl that missing!!!! (Just asking)

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    • Bobby Gilkes
      Bobby Gilkes March 1, 2015 at 6:42 pm

      Mmmmmm as true as that is something still doesn’t add up but I hear you

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  26. Stephanie Bonner
    Stephanie Bonner March 1, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    Reading some of the comments kills me…………..It’s mind blowing how some just choose to wear blinders with the” we are all one” Kumbyah foolishness. I truly pray that your family member or friends receives the same “response” as this woman did… I’m praying real hard!! I hope all come out trains, planes, automobiles, sheeps, cows, bicycle and donkeys.

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  27. Stephanie Bonner
    Stephanie Bonner March 1, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    Reading some of the comments kills me…………..It’s mind blowing how some just choose to wear blinders with the” we are all one” Kumbyah foolishness. I truly pray that your family member or friends receives the same “response” as this woman did… I’m praying real hard!! I hope all come out trains, planes, automobiles, sheeps, cows, bicycle and donkeys.

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  28. Stephanie Bonner
    Stephanie Bonner March 1, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    Dear Mrs Harris, Can we use your command center to find Shane Cumberbatch and the others who are still missing? Your team seem to work after all they found you.

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    • Heather Cole
      Heather Cole March 1, 2015 at 4:06 pm

      So where is he then?

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    • Stephanie Bonner
      Stephanie Bonner March 1, 2015 at 6:49 pm

      Maria Leclair clearly you can’t read. No one is disrespecting anyone. So since your lame and I have to speak in Lamen’s Terms: My point was ALL those who were missing in BIM didn’t receive the same treatment that Mrs Harris received as far as search and rescue. My statement above was something called Sarcasm ever heard of it? Please point out to me HOW IN THE NAME OF GOD that I disrespected a missing person?????

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    • Stephanie Bonner
      Stephanie Bonner March 1, 2015 at 6:49 pm

      Maria Leclair clearly you can’t read. No one is disrespecting anyone. So since your lame and I have to speak in Lamen’s Terms: My point was ALL those who were missing in BIM didn’t receive the same treatment that Mrs Harris received as far as search and rescue. My statement above was something called Sarcasm ever heard of it? Please point out to me HOW IN THE NAME OF GOD that I disrespected a missing person?????

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    • Stephanie Bonner
      Stephanie Bonner March 1, 2015 at 9:21 pm

      Well Ms Leclair I do declare…something we both can agree on! #slideoffmyshoulder

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  29. Krystal Alexis
    Krystal Alexis March 1, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    Psst omar green….who cares

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  30. Mark Wrd
    Mark Wrd March 1, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    Jogging – Missing – Cane-field – Disorientation – Medical attention = Rape. GLAD she was found alive.

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    • Mark Wrd
      Mark Wrd March 1, 2015 at 2:19 pm

      Rules for jogging = Never jog alone – carry a weapon – jog in populated areas – don’t use ear-phones while jogging.

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  31. Julie Leenders
    Julie Leenders March 1, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    Glad she’s found safe, only She and her family know what really happened everyone else is speculating, and glad that she got all the support from her own white people and the bajan police otherwise she may not have been so lucky

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  32. Elke Hassell
    Elke Hassell March 1, 2015 at 3:01 pm
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  33. Candice Elenor
    Candice Elenor March 1, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    I am very happy this lady has been found …may god bless her and her family .

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  34. Danielle Reid-Melillo
    Danielle Reid-Melillo March 1, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    If you are so dehydrated that you become disoriented, I find it highly unlikely you can make it out of a cane field, let alone survive all night. Story doesn’t make medical sense, come again.

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    • Danielle Reid-Melillo
      Danielle Reid-Melillo March 1, 2015 at 3:31 pm

      If you don’t want anyone to know what happened then say so. Don’t insult the intelligence of bajans. I don’t think anyone should ever be charged again with ‘wasting the police time’ after this incident

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    • Danielle Reid-Melillo
      Danielle Reid-Melillo March 1, 2015 at 3:31 pm

      If you don’t want anyone to know what happened then say so. Don’t insult the intelligence of bajans. I don’t think anyone should ever be charged again with ‘wasting the police time’ after this incident

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  35. Suzette Edghill
    Suzette Edghill March 1, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    It’s none of you all’s business what happened to her, the main thing is that she has been found and that her family and friends didn’t sit on their asses and expect the police to do it all. If you all did that for you own (instead of discrediting them from the outset) you’d solve a lot more. Well said Donna Bynoe and, Stephanie Bonner, you won’t get the same response unless you put in the effort they did. Bajan insularity again.

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  36. Amanda Honk Honk Boyce
    Amanda Honk Honk Boyce March 1, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    One white person went missing and found and it all round the news yet others are still missing. Thank God she is safe and sound doe.

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  37. Rawle Spooner
    Rawle Spooner March 1, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    This smells something aint adding up.

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  38. Princess Tiny Neferua
    Princess Tiny Neferua March 1, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    I did that one time too……but I was not alone……..lol

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  39. Princess Tiny Neferua
    Princess Tiny Neferua March 1, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    OMG..I wonder if that was the same cane field I usually get disoriented in..I hope she didnt see me…there’s no better place to get loaded with sweetness….than in a canefield…

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  40. Harry Turnover March 1, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    Drugs man….. DRUGS !! paid up just in time….unlike the one who had to shoot through his hand to put things right with the barons.

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  41. Kamio Holder
    Kamio Holder March 1, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    Stupse

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  42. Tonia Husbands
    Tonia Husbands March 1, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    Who cares why she went missing. The point is she is found and home resting with her family. We Bajans talk and fuss about the wrong things. If we would unite together instead of being crabs in buckets; what a different Barbados we would have. Talk about how our crime is rising, no income tax, fewer students at uwi, the clico mess, no jobs available to educated people, the roads in Barbados full of potholes, the disrespect loomimg within this generation!!! We put our energies in the wrong things!! Then we wonder why we are in the bottom of the food chain????

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  43. Tonia Husbands
    Tonia Husbands March 1, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    Who cares why she went missing. The point is she is found and home resting with her family. We Bajans talk and fuss about the wrong things. If we would unite together instead of being crabs in buckets; what a different Barbados we would have. Talk about how our crime is rising, no income tax, fewer students at uwi, the clico mess, no jobs available to educated people, the roads in Barbados full of potholes, the disrespect loomimg within this generation!!! We put our energies in the wrong things!! Then we wonder why we are in the bottom of the food chain????

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  44. Ali Johannes
    Ali Johannes March 1, 2015 at 8:30 pm

    Have all you judgmental people stop to think that this might be the result of some neurological problem? Too much exposure to sun for one can cause this type of confusion. Why cant people just be happy that the woman was found alive. Her family gave a statement, now leave it at that and move on. It is no longer wunna malicious business. Wunna like too much damn gossip!!

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  45. Patricia Rawlins
    Patricia Rawlins March 1, 2015 at 10:20 pm

    Thank God she is safe, let the healing begin, give the family privacy

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  46. Ryan Williams
    Ryan Williams March 2, 2015 at 12:58 am

    Oh, you reason that since they told you she was missing, they should also feel obligated to tell you why she went missing? Ok, well there is this thing called privacy that allows families to keep their personal matters private- Yes, they publicized the search because you can’t have a public search if it is not made public…….Maybe you would also like to know when they have their periods, whether it’s heavy, whether their underwear is a tback or a parachute, etc- IT IS NOT YOUR BUSINESS!!!!!

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  47. Princess Tiny Neferua
    Princess Tiny Neferua March 2, 2015 at 7:55 am

    @ Donna Bynoe…dont come for me unless I send for you….everybody that make a comment here that you dont like..go and reply to them…but me and 99% of BLACK bajans think this story is BS.,,….so sue us…the only thing I know that does run off in a cane field a marco-polo …

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  48. Blanchard Ulanda
    Blanchard Ulanda March 2, 2015 at 9:48 am

    Mrs Harris was found safe and sound with the endless effort of people who love her….why all the negative comments!?……let’s focus on the the senseless shootings and killings…..and when “they” plan to give us our income tax!

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  49. Matthew Greaves
    Matthew Greaves March 2, 2015 at 10:30 am

    As i said before i am not here to comment just read the post,comments and observe

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  50. Ava Forde
    Ava Forde March 2, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    She was found can we move on n find the other two that went missing in february.

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