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Mother wants her daughter back

Senior willing to accept teen home, no questions asked

BY RENAE DIXON Sunday Observer staff reporter dixonr@jamaicaobserver.com

Sunday, March 16, 2014    

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THE mother of a teenaged girl, who left home over three years ago, continues to appeal to her daughter to return home.

According to Ann Marie Nevers, there is nothing that her daughter could have done over the last three years that would prevent her from accepting her back into her home.

The mother is even pledging not to ask any questions of the child, should she return home after her three-year absence.

Kerrian Nevers of Morgan's Forest, near Boroughbridge on the border of St Ann and Clarendon, reportedly left home on February 5, 2011 and has not been seen by her family since. She was 13 years old at the time.

According to her mother, she called a year after leaving to say that she was "all right"; however, no one has heard from her, or seen her since.

With the fourth of her five children missing, Nevers said that life has not been the same because she loves her daughter.

"I love her. I have five children and the love I have for her is the same as the others. Even now I have 100 per cent love for her," Nevers said.

The mother said that she would give anything to have her child home and is very anxious to know if she is alive.

The senior Nevers, who now suffers from high blood pressure, recalled the day that her daughter left.

"I was waiting on her in the evening to come home but she didn't come," she said of the Friday afternoon that the minor took off for territory unknown to her family.

However, she came back home the following day, but before her mother could talk to her, she left again and the family has not seen her since.

"A year after, she call on private number and tell me that she is OK. Two years now she don't call," Nevers lamented.

Nevers said that her daughter was going through "troubled times", and as she appealed to her to come home, the mother said that she understood her reason for leaving.

"If she no want to come home, just let me know she is alive. I would like to even meet her again before mi dead," the downcast mother stated with tear-filled eyes.

"I don't know if she is alive or dead," she went on.

Nevers said that someone in her community said that he had seen her daughter in downtown Kingston -- the last time that anyone said that they had seen her.

"Her family really miss her," the mother said, explaining that even an older brother who often chastised Kerrian for her behaviour wants her to return home.

"Her brothers say she should be at home," the mother said.

While the mother tries to be there for her other children, she spoke of the existence of a vacuum in her life.

"Each time when it come on to Christmas, I go out with the children but her space is always missing," she said.

Breaking down in tears, the mother added: "I want my little girl. I am willing to take her back no matter what state she is in."

The eldest sister of the missing teen said that she, too, would love for her sister to be back in the fold.

"I want her to know I still love her. I miss her a lot," Visha Nevers told the Sunday Observer.

Nevers explained that her youngest child, who is 12 years old, is also devastated by the disappearance of her sister from her life, so traumatised by the events that at age 12, all she wants are dolls.

"Annakaye is lonely at home. She don't have any other girls to play with at home," the mother stated.

Nevers said that her daughter loved singing and dancing and often sang

at church.

The mother said that one of her favourite activities in which she was involved with her daughter was catching crayfish. She said that since she left the house she has not had any.

"From she leave I don't get any crayfish. We use to go to the river often and catch crayfish," she said.

Nevers said that she is appealing to her child to return home despite the challenges that she faced while she lived at the house.

"It wasn't easy for her; she was having problems," the mother said.

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