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USVI Police seeking help in locating STT runaway teens

The missing teens are Janessa Harper, 16, and Ryleigh Harper, 14. Photo: VIC

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — The [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) is seeking the community’s assistance in locating two runaway teens, whose mother reported to the VIPD on Thursday, April 6, 2017 that her two teenage daughters had ran away.

The missing teens are Janessa Harper, 16, and Ryleigh Harper, 14.

According to a release issued by VIPD Media Specialist Sakeeda Freeman on Friday, April 7, 2017 the mother reported to police that she returned to her home and discovered that the teens’ suitcases, clothes and other personal items were missing. She said that she received a phone call from one of her daughters saying that she was okay, safe and that she loves her.

The VIPD is asking anyone that may know of the whereabouts of the Harper sisters to contact the force at (340) 774-2211, or the Juvenile Investigation Bureau at (340) 715-5542. You may also contact Crime Stopper USVI here.

The matter is currently under investigation, according to the VIPD.

19 Responses to “USVI Police seeking help in locating STT runaway teens”

  • Eagle Eye (09/04/2017, 11:22) Like (8) Dislike (21) Reply
    Young girls around that age always want to run away because nature calls and being house held is not the solution to their needs.
  • Becky (09/04/2017, 11:39) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
    Totally??? Like... OMG!
  • ... (09/04/2017, 11:54) Like (6) Dislike (7) Reply
    She tola hiding out
  • @Eagle Eye (09/04/2017, 12:02) Like (21) Dislike (3) Reply
    Young girls that age seldom know what they need when it comes to nature's call. The ones who think they do know what they need are the adult single mother professionals complaining about their tough life at the hands of an oppressive patriarchy. Had they listened to their mothers, their lives would have turned a lot sweeter and much less bitter.
  • black mombo (09/04/2017, 12:11) Like (12) Dislike (9) Reply
    Them gone to get the thing
    • Reply (09/04/2017, 14:37) Like (3) Dislike (5) Reply
      What thing?
    • 911 (09/04/2017, 20:57) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      There are three economies: the rich, the poor, and the underground economy.
    • BLOWSNURTAIL (10/04/2017, 14:58) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      Them gone to join ICIS. If I had caught them again, I would have put some good blows in them, they wouldn't had fanny to sit on. 14 and 16 year old girls but them running away. Wait till them get in the prostitution ring then they will know.
  • They will come back or turn up (09/04/2017, 13:42) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    This seems to be the thing lately for girls around this age.What can we do to help is of parmount importance. Those who may have gone down this road can be of some assistance,those who counsel and guide can also help,whatever we can do just help. We all need help at sometime or the other. All hands on deck pls.
    • Help (10/04/2017, 12:59) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      They must have a close friend who knows where they are. Girls love tell their friends everything. Use the friend to find them let the friend convince them that they want to run away also in order to gain their full trust. You will sure find them
  • Interesting (09/04/2017, 13:44) Like (19) Dislike (1) Reply
    You know, I find it interesting, that the first set of comments are that these girls are acting out, and being immature, or have gone with a man.

    Here's the thing, these are two sisters that ran away. Does anyone not think that maybe the parents should be investigated? Maybe there is some abuse going on, maybe there are some family issues.

    They could have been abducted and held against their will, but this scenario I think demands a further look at the parents. We live in an age, where we need to accept that everyone, child or not has a reason for doing things, and not always because they are "immature."
  • concern (09/04/2017, 14:02) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    If she really LOVE her mother she/ would have think twice. Hope the turn out will please the mother and not cause her any grief. They are OUT OF PLACE.
  • indian girl (09/04/2017, 14:24) Like (5) Dislike (12) Reply
    that's common with white girls
  • police (09/04/2017, 14:40) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    See dem in VG bout 1:00 sunday morning
    Gotta be dem. Dem young / look alike n strangers
  • White Tears (10/04/2017, 08:30) Like (3) Dislike (7) Reply
    White people problems.
  • SMH (10/04/2017, 09:55) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    track their cell phones
  • It dun now (10/04/2017, 13:25) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    So other ppl see dem in VG over d weekend too ?
    Ting to talk
    Arite now. Church out

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