By Theckla Gunga – EMTV News, Port Moresby
Police have received an increase in missing persons reports filed between 23rd March and April 4th. So far five separate cases have been reported of missing persons from children as young as 6 years old to 48 years old.
The missing person’s reports in Port Moresby have recorded at least 10 cases in the last two weeks. Based on data and statistics collected by EMTV News this week, the youngest person reported missing is 6 year old Fermin Junior from Southern Highlands Province. He was last seen at Tokarara on March 30th and has been missing since.
Two other primary school students were also reported missing between 29th and 30th of March and have not yet been found. They have been identified as Linda Ken, a grade 6 student at Ted Diro Primary and a 13 year old girl at Hagara Primary.
Today EMTV News received two more reports of missing persons. One is a 48 year old wife who went missing at Bomana after the police parade last Friday. A 13 year old boy identified as Stanis Kila who resides with his parents at Goldie in the Kairiku Hiri District was also reported missing. He was last seen walking towards the Laloki Bridge last Wednesday. Some of these cases were reported as far back as February 2019.
For the case of 17 year old Bethael Gamoga and 18 year old Mareil Kamuna, they were found days after they went missing, but the family is yet to remove the notice of their disappearance pinned up at the police station.
All these reports have been registered with police in Port Moresby and parents of missing children are urging the public to contact them if they know of their whereabouts.
Meanwhile 17 year old Alma Lovelyn Geawi who was reported missing for 11 days was found yesterday and is now back with her family at Sabama.