The police in Dominica are appealing for assistance from the public in finding a 12-year-old who was abducted on Tuesday night by a man who they described as “a suspected lunatic.”
According to Assistant Superintendent of Police, Leana Edwards, Kernisha Ettiene was abducted from her home in Warner at around 11:30 pm by Kian Alexander of Belles.
“Information reaching the Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force, indicated that Kian Alexander went to his uncle Laurent Joseph Bruno’s home at around 11:30 pm on Tuesday, 7th June 2022, and attacked him with a cutlass inflicting serious wounds to his head and face,” she said. “Thereafter he abducted 12-year-old Kernisha Ettiene, the adopted daughter of Laurent Joseph Bruno and disappeared with her into the bushes of Warner.”
She explained that Bruno was transported to the Dominica China Friendship Hospital for medical attention.
“An extensive search is being conducted by the police and residents of Warner for Kernisha Ettiene and Kian Alexander,” Edwards stated.
She said the police need the public assistance in the matter and anyone with information should call the police headquarters at 611-5100, 611-5158, 611-5165 or 611-5164.