Birthday without daughter
A ST LUCY MOTHER had to celebrate her birthday on Saturday without one of her daughters, who has been missing since last Tuesday.
Broomfield resident Carmen Matthews’ birthday wish was to know whether her daughter Roxanne Matthews, 29, was safe. She said her daughter’s own birthday was coming up and she hoped by then word would be forthcoming.
“The last time I saw her was last Friday in Speightstown when she [had an appointment]. Afterwards she came and sat down with me and we talked and then she left and went along.
“It hard for me as her birthday is on Thursday coming, November 16 and she will be 30. We celebrate our birthdays in the same month as mine is today (Saturday). We go out together and I even take her with me to church,” she said.
Matthews said while her daughter had been born with a disability, “she is not a lazy child and would help me around the house with anything – a very, very helpful and useful child”.
Police reported Roxanne, who lives with her boyfriend Hugh Thompson in Collins, St Peter, was last seen at home by Thompson around 6 a.m. on Tuesday.
Unable to hold back the tears, Matthews said Roxanne had stopped living with her since
March, questioning why this had happened to her. “My child ain’t deserve this. My child is a loving, loving person and it’s very hurtful that I don’t know where Roxanne is. I don’t know what to say, I don’t know what to think,” she said. Roxanne is about five feet, five inches tall, brown complexion and is thickly built. She has an oval face, thick lips, thick short neck and is full-breasted with a protruding stomach. She has her hair braided, speaks with a slur, has an erect appearance and is in the habit of swinging her hands. She was last seen wearing blue leggings and a faded pink shirt.
She is known to frequent the areas of Speightstown, St Peter, and Broomfield, St Lucy, and can be considered a slow learner.
Anyone with information on her whereabouts can contact District ‘E’ Police Station at 419-1730 or 419-1731, police emergency 211 or the nearest police station. (RL/PR)