New Year begins with string of youth being reported missing by families

Since the start of the New Year, at least four young people have disappeared from their homes, the youngest being a 12-year-old boy.

The others are teenage girls ranging between  15 and16 years.

The most recent disappearance is that of a 15-year-old Cassada Gardens resident.  Idean Mason reportedly left her family home on Monday evening, January 17, between 6 and 7 p.m., and has not been seen or heard from since.

Mason has left home on several occasions in the past.

The family is appealing to the public for information that will lead them to her whereabouts.

Anyone with information can contact the Youth Intervention Unit at 562-8417  or the nearest police station, without delay.

Kenisha Pennyfeather, 16, of Clare Hall was also reported missing last week.

Reports are that she left home at around 1 p.m. on Thursday, January 13, and was last seen in Willikies, dressed in a pair of blue tights and a blue top.

Meanwhile, 15-year-old Shaunelle Massiah also left home without the knowledge of relatives.  This is the second time within two months that the teen has left home.

A 12-year-old Old Road boy also went missing at the beginning of the year, but he was reportedly found in the village at a friend’s house.