Fam­ily dis­tressed over rel­a­tive’s dis­ap­pear­ance

The Star (Jamaica) - - NEWS THE WEEKEND STAR - RASBERT TURNER STAR Writer

The fam­ily of a St Cather­ine woman who dis­ap­peared after she re­port­edly left to visit a friend has been over­whelmed with grief. The miss­ing woman is Shanique Burke, 24, of Eltham Park in Span­ish Town, St Cather­ine.

“She is my sec­ond child and she was liv­ing with me, so we are very wor­ried about her sud­den dis­ap­pear­ance. She left from home over two weeks ago; we have no trace of her,” said Burke’s mother, Car­lene Thomp­son.

The teary-eyed Thomp­son said she is al­most a ner­vous wreck and ex­pressed that her grief con­tin­ues to in­ten­sify.

“On Septem­ber 24, she left to meet some­one at the Shop­ping Cen­tre in Span­ish Town. We have not heard from her since,” said Thomp­son.

She told THE WEEK­END STAR that there have been ex­ten­sive searches for Shanique, but they have been un­suc­cess­ful.

“It is a very sad sit­u­a­tion. I am un­able to eat or sleep, and each time I pass her room and re­alise that she is not there, it hurts even more,” Thomp­son said.

The mat­ter is hurt­ing Shanique’s fam­ily and those close to her, yet there seems to be no trace of her.

“There has been no con­tact with her and calls to her phone went unan­swered. This is sim­ply tear­ing us apart,” an aunt said.

Mean­while, when THE WEEK­END STAR checked with the Span­ish Town Po­lice Sta­tion, it was re­vealed that the mat­ter had been re­ported and the po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the mat­ter.

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