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No success in search for teenage girl, Police appeal



LeadBasseterre, St. Kitts, 17th May, 2016 ( - A second extensive search in the Buckley’s area for missing teenager Leanna Napoleon has not been successful, Police reported.


A team of searchers focused on an area of Buckley’s that borders the F. T. Williams Highway. The search was conducted the morning of Wednesday, 17th May, 2017.


Officers of the Special Service Unit (SSU), the Anti-Drug Unit, Recruits from the Police Training School, four teams from the K-9 unit, officers of the St. Kitts and Nevis Fire and Rescue Services, soldiers of the St. Kitts-Nevis Defence Force and a team from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) participated in the search.


Assistant Commissioner of Police responsible for Operations, Terrance James, commented on the search, ”This was the second search to be conducted in the Buckley's area… Other extensive searches are planned." 


Seventeen-year-old Leanna Napoleon is about 5 feet, 5 inches.  She is medium in build and has long black hair. She was reported missing after being last seen on Monday, 8th May.

The Police investigation has led to interviews of persons in the areas where Leanna Napoleon was last reported seen (Buckley's Site and Fort Street) Police have indicated.


Searches of the surrounding areas have also been conducted.  Missing Person flyers have been distributed, and on Tuesday (16th May) a notice of a reward for information was issued. 


ACP James said, "We have followed every lead, and will continue to do so until Leanna is reported safe.”


In an appeal to the public, James said, "The Police solicits the assistance of the Public in this and all investigations, and persons with information are encouraged to pass the information to the Police.


To do so, persons can call any Police Station, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-8477(TIPS), or use the SKN Crime Reporter App on your smartphone.

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