UPDATE: Another teen reported missing

Xavier was last seen on Friday
Xavier was last seen on Friday

Another teenager has been reported missing and police are appealing to the public for assistance in locating her.

Police PRO, Assistant Superindent Claude Weekes, said Shanelle Xavier, 14, of Madrelle was last seen around 10:30 pm last Friday when she told her brother she was gooing to a shop to buy Ramen.

The student of the Wesley High School has not been seen since.

Weekes said searches were carried out in Grand Bay and other areas in the south and even at the Princess Margaret Hospital, but none produced results.

“We don’t have a clue where she is,” he stated.

Xavier is five feet and 10 inches tall and and weighs 120 pounds.

Anyone with information are asked to call the police headquarters at 448-2222.

Last week Monique Andrew of Woodfordhill was found unharmed about 24 hours after she was reported missing.

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  1. The Facts
    February 3, 2015

    Christians, recall what Our Lord said during his Passion to Calvary: “Weep not for Me but for yourselves and your children.” He also said, “Blessed are those who never had children . . .” Words to that effect.
    I had the latter conversation with someone and stated that Our Lord did not mean that we should not have children. He was giving us a warning about what children would become in later years.
    Some of them, as teenagers, do not accept discipline. They do not listen to their parents. They think they know it all. TV and Internet in this so-called modern day era is also a cause of this. In the end they pay the price for disobedience.
    Many parents are in need of parental skills, how to discipline their children; how to talk to them without threatening them.
    Parents are to project good examples in words and deeds. They must also examine their conscience, if they are good parents and nurtured their children accordingly. So much more could be stated.

  2. D/can
    February 3, 2015

    Welllllllllll, I won’t say anything much except I’m privy to some of her movements and I am not surprised by this here article.

  3. DA Girly
    February 3, 2015

    Did they check Grandbay, the haven for runaway kids. This is where most of these little run too. Surely someone must have seen her. Does she have a cell phone? did anyone check the phone company to get a record of phone calls, and who may have called her at that time. She may have used that ramen story as an excuse to get out. May be it is customary for her being out so late hence the reason why her brother did not think anything strange. Where was the mother and/or father at the time she was so hungry?

    • February 4, 2015

      You have every right to say check Grand Bay, because all , all you refuse and abuse is Grand Bay that is a rescue for them. for your information that one not yet reach

  4. smart
    February 3, 2015

    When the grown men in dca start to respect school girls…these school girls will act like children

  5. hisan
    February 3, 2015

    This behaviour has been going on in Dominica a lot in the last 15 years. In fact beyond that,. A lot of the young ladies leave home on friends, boyfriends and girlfriend (homosexuality) lures, just because they come from broken homes, bad parenting, or they are just irresponsible children , that selfishly abandon home. Some are abused at home, especially sexually by the mother’s boyfriends. Our children need more counselling so that they will not make the mistakes of their mothers and become child/ teen mothers.

  6. February 3, 2015

    I am only 50 yrs old,when children were about that age long ago ,we never left the house unless our parents give us the permission too…we had a time to be back,i can remeber that saliva was used as a time piece or clock ,,if it dries before we are back be would get a spanking,,other parents had the right to ask you what are you doing far from home ,any parent who knew your parents had authority over you,now every one is each others enemy and most kids act like adults without respect to adults,,,normally gov’t should make a law to punish any one who encourages a minor to stay with them without their parents permission…the police should make sure that this young girl is questioned about her where about and what did she do? some people are pointing at the brother ,but if the brother is not a grown man ,he cannot control the sister,,normally at that time a young girl should not be out there with all this violence those days.She might be a difficult child to deal with,hope she’s…

  7. Peace
    February 3, 2015

    Let’s stay focused on the main issue and not allow ourselves to be distracted by subtext. A 14 year old girl is missing … that is the main issue. Once she is found safely, then please feel free to ask her why she left, who she was with, how and when. As it is right now, she is STILL a minor and who ever may be harboring her is guilty of an offence. Stop blaming the victim!!

  8. simbeart john
    February 3, 2015

    Asking why she left home so late is not helping to locate the young lady, what we need to ask is, has anyone seen any suspicious activity in the area, was there any strange boats in the area, did we check the sea and air ports? While we may not have all the information let’s try to help the best way we can. Thank you.

  9. February 3, 2015

    Am I reading the story wrong? I understand that she was last seen by her brother around 10:30 pm. She told him that she was going to buy Ramen. Correct me if I am wrong. This is what I read and understood in the story above.

    • Hmm
      February 3, 2015

      What’s your point?
      It is exactly what you read.

  10. Precious
    February 3, 2015

    The parents are the ones to be blamed. Why should a young girl be leaving her home at time of night to purchase ramen. And why is her brother she informed she was going to the shop, where were her parents when she left the house?

  11. February 3, 2015

    Police PRO, Assistant Superindent Claude Weekes, said Shanelle Xavier, 14, of Madrelle was last seen around 10:30 pm last Friday when she told her brother she was going to a shop to buy Ramen.

    I copied this from the original story. Clearly. some of you guys do not stop to digest what you read. I said she told her brother she was going to buy Ramen. It does not say that the brother accompanied her to the shop. I presume that he stayed behind!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Hope
      February 3, 2015

      I am so happy you mentioned that!! Could not understand why some people said she was accompanied by her brother. It stated in the story on DNO she told her brother she was going to shop to buy Ramen and on the news Inspector Weekes said the same thing. smh Why don’t my fellow Dominicans take their time to read the story first before opening their mouths. geez!!!

    • The Facts
      February 3, 2015

      She told her brother . . . Where were her parents? They are the ones to give her permission (or not) to go out at especially such an hour of the night.
      This is suspicious. She had a plan.

  12. February 3, 2015

    friday night, 10:30 pm, left to buy ramen. sounds like a teen who went out partying and is afraid to return home to face the consequences. I would hat to believe she was abducted. I hope she is safe.

  13. Concerned
    February 3, 2015

    I hope she is found safe and sound.

    However, i do think that these young ladies are wasting Dominica’s meagre resources, by being extremely irresponsible.

    Come on ladies the police and public do not need you to add to their enormous workload.

  14. interesting
    February 3, 2015

    I can’t believe that people can be so ignorant by commenting on an article without reading it properly. The young lady “told her brother” that she was going to the store. The difference? He did not go with her! That being said, let’s pray for her safe return.

  15. Truth & Justice
    February 3, 2015

    The article states : She told her brother she was going to the store……no mention of her brother accompanying her. Just take the time to read the stories before commenting.
    That said, It would do well by DNO to give us an update on these recent cases. Individuals are reported missing, suddenly, they are found, but the circumstances never discussed. These isolated cases are troubling to say the least. What is going on in Dominica?

  16. oposition
    February 2, 2015

    girl if you know what better for u comeback home,,,a habit youall have running the movie running woman outdated already

  17. Roxanne
    February 2, 2015

    Domincan are too stupid sit and think children does silly things and at the end of the u all blame parents

  18. mine
    February 2, 2015

    Something does not sound right. She’s fourteen 10:30 she should not be on the street by herself. This girl should be in her bed what is wrong with these partents alot of them should be blame. Wherever she is and who ever is holding her hostage send her home her family is searching for her.

  19. The Facts
    February 2, 2015

    It could be a case of a runaway teenager or so I hope. The police will have to interrogate her parent(s) and also the brother. What relationship did she have with them?
    Remember a few years ago when the teenager (at Layou :?: ) disappeared and was found 40 days later? It was during Lent. If I recall, the male perpetrator stated that she left of her own free will. This may or may not have been true. He could have tried to receive a lesser sentence for kidnapping her.
    If teenage disappearances occur frequently, they will not be taken seriously. I hope she returns safe and sound and uninjured.

  20. February 2, 2015

    But how can she be almost 6 feet (5′ 10″) tall and weighing only 120 pounds, at 14 years old? No wonder she would be hungry for food at 10:30pm. Either she is not well or the information is wrong.

    • La Terre
      February 3, 2015

      It means she is NOT obese, and that’s good.

  21. ParoInRoseau
    February 2, 2015

    That story doesn’t make any sense. There is no way my mother would have allowed me to leave the house to buy anything yet alone my bigger brother. He would’ve tell me let me go and get it for you or drink milk, eat crackers or sleep hungry… because you know you cannot go out at that time mammy will make noise. 14 years and you going in the shop at 10:30 pm… okay!!! Anyways I hope is nothing serious…maybe she just decided to stay away from home.

    February 2, 2015

    First of all you cannot report someone missing unless they’ve been gone for 24 hours. second 5 foot 10 inches 120 pounds 14 year old, she is physically a young woman. Lastly at 10:30pm on a Friday night your 14 year old have no business going to buy Ramen kamem pas fais moin lapen. These kids are using the stupidity and ignorance of their weak parents for their own pursuits without realizing the dangers that are out there these days. I pray she returns safely.

    • MUDD
      February 3, 2015

      HOW much more 24 hours do you want sir. She was last seen last friday not yesterday..sort

    February 2, 2015

    Look trouble papa in our country, maybe sexy Estrado is back agian. The dead spirit use to roam at nights on Steber Street, Porttersville in 1976- 77. Lord, we need help.

  24. Marguerite
    February 2, 2015

    OK so is this one of those stories that DNO edited? Please enlighten me DNO. It says she was last seen around 10.30 pm when she told her brother she was going to the store. That would mean her brother was home and she went to the store.

    In my days I do not think I would leave to go for ramen at that time of night. We would have had dinner at six. But in the event that I would be out at night after dark one of my brothers would be with me. Guess what! You know what kind of macko he would be called? Well well. Let me use this opportunity to say thank you to all the macko brothers of the 70s, 80s and 90s for protecting their sisters from all those pedophiles out there.

    This is a sad state of affairs. By the time these girls become young ladies and want to have healthy, wholesome relationships, then and only then they will start regretting the ills of today. The education needs to start with the parents. All these young ones having kids. Start educating the parents.

  25. Ivory...
    February 2, 2015

    Sad news, but kids can do strange things, once my brother did not want to go to school mista clime a yampea tree and had people looking all over the place for him, even went as far as to bring the village priest to spray saying a lugawo that brakai him, and he there watching them from above…so just saying but they should read her diary find out which boy she had a crush on, maybe he there boiling ramen for her, and whispering sweet noting in her ears…

    • Zuma
      February 3, 2015

      Ivory you made me laugh under this circumstance… However she should be found quickly. the teachers and students should be questioned as well most times teenagers go through a lot of issues at school, be it with certain teachers, or students…

    • FIO
      February 4, 2015

      Boiling ramen is joke.

  26. February 2, 2015

    Aye aye 10:30 pm children on road, without parent supervision. hmmmm sometimes we saying children this and children that but parents are the ones to blame when children start to go astray

  27. Demon
    February 2, 2015

    :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: . What a good joke.

  28. February 2, 2015

    10:30 p.m. to buy RAMEN SOUP. Why would anyone crave Ramen Soup at that time of night? That’s a poor excuse from whoever used that one. Where is that brother that supposedly went to the store with her? I hope she’s found safe, but I don’t believe that story. She may or may not be missing; however, both parents and children need to be a little more careful/mindful of their surroundings. I really hope she’s safe, wherever she is.

    • anonymous2
      February 3, 2015

      These kids need to have curfews and more parent supervision. That is all there is to it. If you don’t want the responsibility, don’t have children. If you have a teen you had best be following them around. That’s just the way it is until they leave home. The parents don’t set the rules and enforce them.

    • Ba Yo Bwa
      February 3, 2015

      Oh how times have changed. Cannot imagine (or recall) leaving home at 10:30pm to run an errand for my parents, let alone one of my own; and I am a man – was once a boy of 14. Wouldn’t doubt the story of going out to make the purchase at this late hour. Just wondering about how our once “innocent” world has evaporated right in front of our very eyes. No young woman of 14 would be caught outside running errands, for self or parent, when we were growing up in the 80s. What’s happening to our once tranquil, caring community, where once upon a time we all looked out for each other? Indeed where is the responsible parenting that used to be, that kept us cuddled and safe?

      This is getting real serious, and bad for those who have to deal with the anguish of not knowing where their child is. I pray for a happy ending to this young lady’s and her anxious family’s ordeal.

    • be responsible
      February 3, 2015

      You cant tell people what to crave at what times. So what if thats what she supposedly felt for at 10:30. but yes we do hope she is ok.

  29. BEB
    February 2, 2015

    This is becoming a big joke now-a-days. The one that was found a few days ago, there was no report on where she was or who she was with. The only comment I will make on this one. I hope that she is found in good health

  30. Delia
    February 2, 2015

    Dear DNO.
    The girl TOLD her brother she was going to the shop to buy ramen. He did not accompany her. Stop confusing people.

  31. lisa
    February 2, 2015

    There are lots of cases like these that don’t reach dno. Sometimes they disappear in the evening and returns in the morning. Some parents have it hard with their young children because they didn’t prepare for the children

  32. febrese
    February 2, 2015

    There is more danger by posting a missing notice of young persons missing, as it tends to make them a target particularly if it is revealed or evident that these girls go missing for sexual purposes as is the case in most circumstancies.

    Yet it is the police and the citizenry to ensure that these persons who go missing are found unharmed. i do think that a strong message should be sent out in relation to these cases and a good example made out of one of the fools who maliciously and recklessly cause these people to stay away for so long without contacting their family.

    The story fully indicates that the student went to buy “RAMEN” a solemn indication that kid might be in need of some beef or a plate of hot stewed chicken and might have gone on her merry way to find it. Although it would be disturbing if she had gone for copulation and her injuries would be unknown to the populist its always better finding her so that a fatal situation.

    Lets continue to pray for these…

  33. tiny
    February 2, 2015

    If she was not kidnapped…… Become better parents…your kids won’t have to runaway from home

    • tiny
      February 2, 2015

      She and her brother went to the store, so he went home without her…did she ask him to leave without her????
      Or did he simply separate and go do his own thing???

  34. TimTim
    February 2, 2015

    What de hell I seeing there, nuh? DNO and the Weeks kinna sound confused. What are the whereabouts of her brother? I assume that he is not missing? He did not go to the shop with her? Or she left him and go with somebody? What is the deal? Why are they searching all the way in Grand Bay if she is from Madrelle? How can the public supposed to help if the information given does not make any sense?

    • MUDD
      February 3, 2015

      OH MY GOD…..READ DOMINICANS READ…dno didn’t say the brother accompanied her. It was said she informed him she was going to the shop.

      • whoistoblame
        February 3, 2015

        DNO has edited the first story. You are on the update. The first story said she went with her brother to buy ramen

      • TimTim
        February 3, 2015

        Yes they did in the original story. The story now up is edited, after person indicated that it made no sense!

  35. February 2, 2015

    look like we coming like isis now.

    • TimTim
      February 2, 2015

      you mean boko haram? young girls just disappearing for a few night and come back. Allyuh Dominicans have jokes.

  36. February 2, 2015

    this is very bad for dominica.

  37. whoistoblame
    February 2, 2015

    if the brother was with her , question him. They both went to the shop to buy noodles. And why would a parent send their 14 year old girl to the shop at 10:30pm? Parent do you know where your child is? I guess not

  38. concerned 3
    February 2, 2015

    Why should a 14 year old girl leave her home at 10:30pm to go the supermarket to purchase ramen where are the parents lack of supervision

  39. Observer
    February 2, 2015

    I do not know whether this information is credible or all the information is not being released. How is it possible that she was last seen with her brother but her brother is fine and she is missing. Was she out of her brother’s site for a moment or she just vanished in thin air. Furthermore, in today’s world a fourteen year old should not be out at 10:30 pm irrespective of whether she is going to a store or not. Parents need to be more vigilant.

    • The Facts
      February 2, 2015

      The fact it is stated that they were both together, he as companionship at that hour, the parent(s) may have given her permission to go out with him, not knowing what they were up to and thinking she would be safe and return home. It could have been planned.

  40. Worried
    February 2, 2015

    I think young girls of these days need to be chained and under heavy security by parents, famiy members and neighbors also people in the area where they leave. Too many young girls are going missing or should I say running away from their parents’ homes. i guess when one does it and they see how it goes they wanna try it as well but they are not only putting themselves at risk but the time spent searching sometimes are wasted and can be used to do something else

    • tiny
      February 2, 2015

      Sure chain them, that’s the solution, treat them lime prisoners

      • tiny
        February 3, 2015

        To those who are giving Mr a thumps up, I was being sarcastic…..

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