Jozette Paul, the mother of missing teen Shanice Jemmot, said she is angry with local authorities and some Dominicans for not taking her advice regarding her daughter, who disappeared on February 17, 2011.
While Paul was reluctant to explain exactly what she did, she said she took “strange” measures to find the whereabouts of her daughter. She said she was given credible information that her daughter was being held captive in the French neighboring island of Guadeloupe.
Paul told Dominica News Online that she went to the police to inform them that her daughter was in Guadeloupe but they refused to assist her in that regard.
“I swear my daughter is in Guadeloupe. I did what I had to do and I know she isn’t in Dominica. I went to the police and asked them to go to Guadeloupe and look for my child for me but they telling me her father say she not in Guadeloupe. What he father know? Is me that make my child…is me that know what I do to find out where she is. People see her. They see her crying saying she wants to come home…I want my child,” she said.
She said a few persons informed her that Shanice was in fact in Guadeloupe.
“No one wants to listen to me. This is a serious matter. I need some help and I need something to be done,” she said.
Paul said she is unable to travel to Guadeloupe but her brother is expected to leave the island soon.
“While Dominicans saying they saw her there and they saw her there, my child in Guadeloupe. She and the man made backdoor and they Guadeloupe all now. I know that,” she added.
Shanice was allegedly sexually abused by Webster Edmond of the same community. That matter was expected to be heard in court this morning.
Edmond has also been reported missing. It is believed that the missing girl is in his company.