Missing woman left ‘suicide’ note

Family members of Nakira Goddard are frantically trying to locate the 25-year-old who left home in the wee hours of this morning, and are worried she could harm herself.

Twenty-five-year-old Nikira  Goddard left her Gall Hill, Christ Church home this morning and has not been seen since.
Twenty-five-year-old Nikira
Goddard left her Gall Hill, Christ Church home this morning and has not been seen since.

Goddard, of No 18 Lower Crescent, Gall Hill, Christ Church left behind a note which left her family in despair.

When Barbados TODAY visited her home this morning, older sister Nia Goddard, 27, said they were petrified when they read the message her hearing impaired sister left on the dining table.

“I am sorry, I am going to kill myself. No one knows where I went, only God knows. I love you. To all my brothers and sisters, I am sorry,” the elder sister quoted from the note as she struggled to hold back tears.

A distraught Nia said her sibling had been withdrawn recently, showing signs that something was bothering her.

Nia Goddard holding her missing sister Nikira Goddard’s three-year-old son Jayden.
Nia Goddard holding her missing sister Nikira Goddard’s three-year-old son Jayden.

“We would see her go in a corner and cry a lot and when we tried to ask her what’s wrong, she would just shutdown; she wouldn’t tell us anything. But she seemed fine all yesterday.

“She went out around 7 p.m., came back around 11 o’clock and around 2 a.m. my brother went to the bathroom and found a suicide note on the kitchen table. I put on my jacket and went straight to the police station and filed a report,” she told Barbados TODAY.

A tired looking Nia said she had not slept since she woke up to the disturbing news and that the family had tried everything possible to locate her younger sister. She said in addition to sending out a missing post, they had called Nakira’s cellular phone several times throughout the day, but got no answer. The phone stopped ringing this evening and was going straight to voicemail.

“We contacted all of her friends, all of them saying they last heard from her around 11:30 last night. All of them keep saying that she was complaining about death threats but she wouldn’t say from who. Other than that we just know she was going through a divorce with her husband and it was stressful,” Goddard said.

The former Irving Wilson student started a new job just last Friday, and had plans to go back to school.

“Please come home,” Nia pleaded with her sister.

“Whatever it is she don’t have to face it alone,” promised the sobbing sibling.

Goddard said their mother, who does not live with them, was not coping well.   

When Barbados TODAY arrived at the family home Goddard’s three-year-old son Jayden Orisajo was in the arms of a relative asking for his mother and when she would come home to him.

Nakira is of dark complexion, slim and about 5’ 5” tall. She has dark brown eyes, a long face and a protruding forehead. Her torso is turned slightly to the right.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact police emergency at 211, or the nearest police station.


5 Responses to Missing woman left ‘suicide’ note

  1. Shawn Walrond
    Shawn Walrond May 24, 2016 at 4:51 am

    Whatever it is just remember you are not alone always remember God is always they and most of all remember your child or children and family you are hurting them also don’t ever give up

  2. Ann Aquarius
    Ann Aquarius May 24, 2016 at 5:17 am

    No one knows what ppl go thru daily…I trust she is found before its too late…

  3. The Negrocrat May 24, 2016 at 10:54 am

    The sun comes up evvery morning, even when the rain is falling.

  4. Ormond Mayers May 24, 2016 at 11:13 am

    Everyday in life there are challenges confronting us Hoever, the
    bigger challenge, is seeing life challenges as problems that are
    insurmountable and the only escape is suicide.

    Sometimes ,these challenges are created by our action and all is needed is to change our thinking and move on.

    Resorting to suicide clearly demonstrates a very poor relationship ith God and having shut God out of our lives, suicide is the only solution.

    She has a very cute son and I pray that little boy flushes into her thoughts , and she has a change of mind, and return home. He needs her. All of us have issues of some kind confronting us in this life. But mustering strength and courage make us strong to face the reality of life.

  5. Guy Beasley May 24, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    She was found around 5.30pm by concerned citizens in Atlantic shores who comforted her. We called an ambulance which arrived very promptly with caring medical persons. I understand that the police were informed.


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