Shanelle Xavier, 14, of Madrelle who was reported missing on January 30 has returned home.
“Last night we received information somewhere about 8:00 pm that she returned home,” Police PRO, Assistant Superintendent Claude Weekes told the media on Wednesday.
Weekes said the Wesley High School student “seems to be intact.”
He stated that there were no “visible marks or any forms of distress or violence upon her.”
“But that we are not taking for granted,” he said. “We are continuing our investigations. We have set up and collaborating with the Welfare Division and our female police officers and other agencies to work with her to finding really and truly what is happening with this young 14-year-old.”
According to Weekes, within the space of time Xavier was missing “many things could have happened.”
“It means therefore we have to get to the bowels of this issue,” he said. “Why is she running from home? Is there any form of abuse? What is affecting her?”
Weekes said young children must be protected and stated that parents must be vigilant.
“Carnival is well on its way, it is picking up momentum minute by minute. You have a right to supervise your children and find out where they are going,” he noted.
Xavier was reported missing after she informed her brother that she was going to a shop to buy Ramen last Friday at around 10:30 pm and did not return.