The family of a British teenage girl who went missing while shopping in the Caribbean said they were “beyond desperate” to find her while officials investigate the possibility she may have been kidnapped.
Delika White Lezama, 13, from west London, disappeared over two weeks ago while visiting her grandmother in Trinidad.
She was last seen behind a corner shop near her grandmother’s home in the northeastern town of Sangre Grande at 4:00 p.m. on December 17.
When Delika’s mother and younger brother found that she hadn’t returned home ten minutes later, they began a desperate search that is still ongoing.
Her older sister Danika wrote on Facebook: “She’s still missing. Has anyone seen or know of her whereabouts? We are beyond desperate to find her,” reports Sky.
Messages sent to Delika’s phone were delivered, but it seems they weren’t read.
A local search and rescue team is now investigating the possibility that Delika was kidnapped.
They are assisted by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Anti-Kidnapping Unit.
The Foreign Office said: “We are supporting the family of a British child who has been reported missing in Trinidad and Tobago and are in touch with the local authorities,” reports Sky.
Local police say she was wearing a pink top, black skirt and pink and white Nike Air Force sneakers at the time of the disappearance.
Delia White, her mother, who is from Greenford, told The Mirror: “She didn’t seem upset or angry when she left – there was nothing that would have made her run away,” reports Sky.
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