(Trinidad Express) A Penal father is pleading for assistance in locating his 16-year-old daughter who did not return home last Friday.
Brittney Thompson, a pupil of Penal Secondary School, told her parents she was going to a cyber café in Penal to complete a school assignment.
She was spotted walking along the Penal main road with a female classmate.
Her father, Brian Thompson, said his daughter may have been influenced to run away from home. And he is asking anyone with information to contact the police.
Thompson, a father of four, said, “She got dressed on Friday morning and told her mother she was going to a cyber café in Penal to complete her SBA to drop in school. She met her school friend there. My wife called her at 3p.m. and she said she was coming home. She called again at 5p.m. and Brittney said she was in Penal. Then the phone went dead.”
Thompson said his daughter is a bright student and had never left home without telling her mother where she was going.
He said the teenager and her friend were seen in a vehicle with two men – one from Penal and the other from Chaguanas.
A report was made at the Penal police station and the Anti-Kidnapping Unit was also contacted.
Thompson also launched his own investigation into his daughter’s disappearance.
He found out that the teen was seen in Chaguanas and near the driver’s home at Cashew Gardens.
“My daughter would not leave home on her own like this. I believe she was influenced by bad company. We are a close family and we always talk to her about being careful when she goes out,” he said.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Brittney Thompson can contact Crime Stoppers at 800-TIPS or contact the police at 555, 999 or any police station.