Case closed on 'missing' Mandeville doctor

Friday, August 26, 2016

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Manchester, Jamaica – Superintendent of the Manchester Police Division, Vendolyn Cameron-Powell, has confirmed that 28-year-old medical doctor Chanique Cousins who was believed to be missing is now back home.
Cousins and her companion, 42-year-old Winston Davidson, were reportedly seen at their home in Mike Town in the parish yesterday.
Cameron-Powell said they revealed that they are “OK.”
Cousins’ whereabouts was questioned when she did not return to work at the Mandeville Regional Hospital as scheduled and could not be located, after asking for a change of duty before the start of the Emancipation and Independence holidays.
Reports that she was last seen leaving home in the Mike Town community with Davidson, who is a high school teacher, led the police to also start searching for him.
However, Cameron-Powell told OBSERVER ONLINE that although the authority at the Hospital brought the matter to their attention, Cousins and Davidson were never reported missing by relatives.
She said that for the police the case is now closed.
“We do not have anything to charge them for,” said Cameron-Powell.
Prior to the couple’s eventual return, police say that there were reports of them being spotted at different places in and outside of the parish.
The Manchester Superintendent said that there is another element to the case on which she could not comment as it is not a police matter.
The Southern Regional Health Authority confirmed that Cousins is not back at work at the Mandeville Regional Hospital.
Alicia Sutherland

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