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Dominica – Canine and helicopter among resources being used in day 2 search for Kernisha Etienne


(Dominica News Online) – As the search for Kernisha Etienne who was abducted from her home goes into day two, Minister for National Security and Home Affairs, Rayburn Blackmoore, has vowed that his government will do all that is possible to find the 12-year-old girl.

According to police reports, on the evening of June 7, 2022, at about 11:30 p.mEtienne was abducted from her home by a mentally deranged man.

During the offence, Kian Alexander of Belles who has been identified by police as the abductor went to the home of his uncle, Laurent Joseph Bruno, and attacked him with a cutlass inflicting serious wounds to his head and face.

Thereafter, he abducted 12-year-old Etienne, the adopted daughter of Bruno and disappeared with her into the bushes of Warner.

During day one of the search, scores of residents joined the police in searching for the minor and the assailant but to no avail.

During a live interview with State-owned DBS radio this morning, June 9, Blackmoore revealed that K-9 and a helicopter are among resources to be used in the second day search for Etienne.

“I want to on behalf of the government express our gratitude to the government of France because through the instrumentality of the department of Martinique we were able to get a helicopter yesterday at 4:25 p.m. to help with the search,” he stated.

“The helicopter left last evening but is expected to return today but we already have a trained dog searching in certain areas to find Kernisha.”

The Parliamentary Representative for the Mahaut Constituency pledged that search for the 12 year-old will not end until she is found.

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