Region Five girl missing since July 9


Police are currently looking for a 14-year-old girl who reportedly went missing after she left her El Dorado Village, Region Five, home earlier this month.

Akela Crandon, a student of Belladrum Secondary school, was last seen by her family on July 9. The teen left her home at around 09:00 hrs with the intentions of going by her grandmother who lives in Georgetown, according to her aunt Zulima Mitchell.

“She leave from Berbice to go to Georgetown and she never reach in Georgetown…she was going to Georgetown for holiday with her grandmother. It’s a normal thing, she and she brother would normally go [after school close],” Mitchell said.

She never arrived at her grandmother’s home and after the family realized the teen never arrived at her destination, they started calling her phone. These calls were not answered, the aunt explained.

Akela was travelling alone because her brother, who usually goes by the grandmother with her, was sleeping when she left. Mitchell said the girl told relatives that she wanted to spend her school break with her grandmother.

The Police Commander for Region Five, Guy Nurse, on Tuesday said the police are looking for the teen. He said that ranks received the missing person’s report on July 14. A search by the police commenced immediately after. When the Commander was contacted, he said that a young teen being missing is a priority report. He said that the police sent out the report to all other police stations so that if she is seen anywhere they will be alerted.

Mitchell said Akela has been living with her since she was a young child. She said Akela has never been missing for a long period. She further said that her mother went to the child protection agency looking for the teen but she was told an investigation will be launched to find the girl.

Persons with information about Akela’s whereabouts can contact 690-1962 or the nearest police station.

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