“Kidnapped” child found with father’s relatives, in state custody

Found: Annelie Hoyte

Alisha Marcus, the mother of 8-year-old Anellie Hoyte, who was reportedly kidnapped from her school over a week ago, said that he daughter was reportedly found by in the care of a relative of her deceased husband in North East La Penitence.

Found: Annelie Hoyte is now in state custody

Alisha Marcus said she found her daughter on Monday at the elderly woman’s home, and Anellie has since been taken into state custody.

She explained that the elderly woman related that she was unaware that it was reported that Annelie Hoyte had been kidnapped, and decided to take the child into her care since she claimed that she was seen wandering the streets of Georgetown.

According to the child’s mother, her daughter said that a male had taken her to the Vreed-en-Hoop junction in a dark coloured car, and had left her there.

The child then reportedly boarded a route 32 minibus, travelled to Georgetown, and was seen by friends of relatives, who took her to the North East La Penitence area.

Marcus, however, noted that Annelie’s story is not adding up, hence the reason why she is still in state custody as an investigation has been launched.

This publication had reported that the child was allegedly abducted at about 09:00hrs on Wednesday last, as she was about to enter her school’s (Tuschen Primary) compound.

She was reportedly grabbed from behind by a male, and was placed in a parked, dark coloured car, which then sped away.

Students outside of the school who witnessed the incident quickly reported what transpired to a teacher who made contact with the child’s mother.

The matter was also reported at the Leonora Police Station.

Marcus had disclosed to this publication that her husband died just over two months ago and ever since, his mother who resides overseas has allegedly been attempting to take her daughter from her.

Marcus reported that in making efforts to do so, the woman made contact with the welfare office in Guyana and made claims of her (Marcus) being an unfit mother.

The angered woman and mother to two other children relayed that an investigation was carried out by a group of welfare officers.

“The claims she and her relatives made against me were found to be false and Annelie was placed back in my care” Marcus disclosed.



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