By Kurt Campbell
[www.inewsguyana.com] – When 38 – year – old Patreina Jones left for work around 15:00hrs on Saturday June 14, the last thing she had expected was to return to an empty house.
The mother of two, who resides at Perry Street, Tucville, said when she returned home just after mid – night, her 16 – year – old daughter, Keisha La Rose’s bed was empty.
She launched an immediate search around the house and alerted neighbours, but after 18 days of continuous search and inquiry, the teen remains missing.
“It’s like she vanished into thin air, missing without a trace… almost like the rapture took place,” the woman, who did not seem too bothered related. She said none of her belongings were in the house either; signaling that she may have absconded.
The woman told iNews that she lives alone with her daughter; explaining that her son is currently a recruit in the Guyana Defence Force (GDF).
The teen, who recently completed her Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations at the Tucville Secondary School, ran away in 2013 and was later found in Sophia living with a boy she claimed she was in love with, her mother told iNews.
Jones said she brought her daughter back home and she was seeing a Probation Officer and undergoing counseling.
“I don’t want to speculate but I believe she may have ran off with this boy again, but why?” she asked; adding that “she is not supposed to be having problems I try my best to provide for her.”
The woman, who works at the Texaco Gas Station in Georgetown, said she did not go this time to look for her daughter. She said she made several calls to her phone all of which went to voicemail and informed the probation officer.
The seemingly distressed and frustrated woman said, “I feel real terrible. If I am to think of where she is, I have no clue. She had every comfort that she needed in our house.”
A report was lodged at the East La Penitence Police Station. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Keisha La Rose is asked to contact the nearest police station or her mother on telephone 670-5278 or 661-1224.