Missing teens found safe

| 24/10/2009

(CNS): Update Sunday 9:55pm – Two teenage girls who were reported missing Saturday are now back at the West Bay address that they had gone missing from Friday night, police reported this evening. Without elaborating, the RCIPS said they were safe and well and were being reunited with their parents. The girls Tyisha Scott (left) and Amber Yates (right), who are both 15-years-old, had been missing since 10:30 pm on Friday, 23 October. 

The girls were having a sleepover at Amber’s house in West Bay before they were discovered to be missing.

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  1. James says:

    These girls need to go sit down!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Am sure this is not the first time I saw one of these young ladies who was missing and do you know what happens to someone who calls "Wolf wolf"? 

    They really go missing and no one will go searching.

    The Governement need to change the law and charge weekend and runaways teens. 

    Put something in placed and make these teens know that this is a very serious matter and until then we will continue to see photos of missing teens who just want a free weekend.

    my 2 cents

  3. Anonymous says:

    Is it just me, or is there a new trend starting that has all these young women disappear for a few days and then show up later? What is this all about? Are they starved for attention, what is it? Do they not understand that they are putting lifes at risk because the community is going to become de-sensitized to these reports and soon nobody will pay any attention to this kind of stuff? When somebody then REALLY goes missing and needs help, nobody is going to bother.

    Stop being so selfish and stupid. You want to be grown up, act like it. If this was just a case of teenagers gone stupid, I hope someobdy is going to spank the *(#)*$# out of them.

  4. what says:

    Ever hear of a little thing called RESPONSIBILITY?  If you want to continue to have a good relationship with the rest of Cayman you need to earn it.  Now that the Two girls caused so much trouble for so many caring people. We deserve to know the reason for it.

    There was no explanation offered as to why the last two women dissapeared.  So we can only speculate.  Not good.   Truth is better.  Just want to save them from embarasment?  Ever hear of the boy who cried wolf?  Remember what happened to him.

    • Anonymous says:

      Do you have children?  If you do perhaps you should be looking after them instead of spending your time on Cayman News Service brow beating.

      It is obvious you are clueless as to what our teens are experiencing these days.  And to say that you or Cayman are owed an explanation is ludicrous.

      You may say that the reason they left home is kept low key as to avoid embarrassment and for the right reasons as these children still have to face their peers at school as well as the rest of Cayman’s society.

      I think therefore you shoud clean up your own yard before you complain about the looks of anyone else’s!


      • tuff love says:

        Yes I have children and thank you for answering a question.  Wolf wolf.

        NO RESPONSIBILITY      no respect.    now we know for sure the reason

      • fatcat says:

        Ummh, speaking of clueless…  What exactly are teenagers experiencing these days that is so horrible?  The fact that they have to attend school, instead of toiling in the fields from morning til evening?  The fact that aside from school they have no other responsibilities?  The fact that they have every modern convenience at their disposal.? Boy it surely is rough being a teenager these days.  As for your other idiotic comment, perhaps what they really do need is a little embarrassment – in over 2000+ years, a little embarrassment has never harmed anyone.

        • Anonymous says:

          What’s the matter are you jealous because you have to bust your butt for all the wrong reasons.  Are you learning anything now by embarressing yourself?  Oh sorry know one knows who you are!  It’s idiots like you who approach these situations with negativity that continue to fuel the fires that get out of control when something like this happens.  You need to sit down and shut up ’cause nobody what to listen to you and that’s probably why you have to voice your opinion on CNS.  Go find something constructive to do!.  Please!!!

      • I forgot where I was says:

        O.K.  O.K. We are not owed anything.  It was our fault for giving something and expecting something in return.


        I promise that you will never have to worry about my yard being cleaned up because I strive to respect myself and others and so far I don’t find it too difficult.

        Good luck with the yard thing.  Out..

      • K-man to da bone says:

        Of all the comments I have read on Cayman News Service the post by Anonymous @ 08.26 on the 29/10/09 is the most ignorant and iressponsible one ever! I pray that if you have children that they dont go missing as "what goes around, comes around" and I hope it does not "come around" to you that will affect your children. Please dont spend your time on CNN as you should spend more time learning Parenthood (if you are a parent)

        • Anonymous says:

          You need to proof read what you write ’cause none of it makes any sense!

  5. Anonymous says:

    The two angels are safe after a weekend of partying, Thank the heavens!

  6. Anonymous says:

    May I add that I too am praying for the safe return of these two young ladies and for their parents, friends and other family who undoubtedly very worried. Regardless of the reasons for their disappearance no sensible person in the Caymanian society today should be casting any judgement at all – anything is possible and so instead of pre-judging these children each of you should be praying for them.

  7. Anonymous says:

     Rumor is that they are okay now.

    Any other confirmations?

  8. Anonymous says:

    This Island is small and someone must have seen these ladies.

    • Anonymous says:

      Girls!!!! This is why some of these (men) think. Please anyone know something call the police, I am a mother of a teenager as well and I don’t know what I would do if anything like this happen.

      This why we mothers (fathers) know where your child is at all time. sleepover are not my thing but if you let them go to friends house for sleep over make sure you take them to that child’s house personally. Too much things is happening to our Island, and we can’t think of it as it once was.

      My prayers are with the two families… I hope that these sweet little angels make it home safe.



  9. Anonymous says:

    I know our emotions tends to run high when we hear these kind of stories. However, let me caution us to treat these missing girls as if the worst has or can happen. When and if they are found, and it is a situation where they choose to do this, then we can make certain comments.

    As a counsellor it is usually difficult to understand the mind of our teens, however, let us give them the benefit if a doubt unless we later on come to a different conclusion. Our prayers are with the family.

    • Anonymous says:

      Dear Folkes,

      This is very sad news.  After dealing with an intruder on a family member of mine, you never know how much you love and value them until danger comes lurking their way.  So to the parents and family, I hope that your two young ladies will turn up just fine without a scratch.  Yes it gets you/us annoyed when you feel that they are just out on a joy ride, but what if they are not.  I am sure that all those who made reckless comments would love to take back every word then.  So let us pray and those of you who don’t believe in the power of prayer, please keep away from this issue.  We need prayers to intervene right now.  May the good Lord cover them under the shadow of his wings and comfor their loved ones as they wait in suspense   hoping for the very best news.


  10. Darling says:

    To the parents of both girls, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this uncertain moment.  Tyisha & Amber – I hope you are OK and will return home soon.  I am praying for your safe return to your family and friends.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Girls, please call your parents now. 

  12. Dennis Smith says:

    “If I were their mother when I got done with them they would not be running anywhere for a very very long time.”

    “Whenever found, you girls should be made to do community service until you reaches 18 years of age.”

    The goal here is for these children to come home. Promising them punishment, now matter how embarrassed or scared the parents might be is counterproductive. Imagine how are difficult it is for a child who has slipped up to come home if the reward is punishment.

    Please: just love your children, accept them for being young and impressionable, give them a good, loving home and accept their mistakes. Losing a child is far worst that a little embarrassment.

    I lost my beautiful daughter Stephanie to a mysterious illness in less than 24 hrs and I can tell you that I would accept anything, under any conditions, just to have her back.

    My heart goes out the parents of these 2 beautiful girls.

    Stephanie’s Dad

    • anonymous says:

      Mr. Smith, I’m so sorry for your loss.   You have given me something to think about tonight.  Thank you very much for posting your experience.  My son is only five, but I will try to remember what you have written in the weeks and years to come.  It is very easy to lose perspective, about so many things.  

       I am very glad these two young ladies are safe.  I wish your Stephanie were safe too.  

  13. Anonymous says:

    Why am I not surprised one bit about what’s happening with our young people? Our children are taught that they have the freedom to choose what they want to do, and they do use that freedom at will.

    Our young people have no moral compass and have been exposed to very little sources of morality. There is no faith as that has been thrown out the door. A lot of parents have no morals whatsoever as anything goes for them. If we reward them with something, do they know why they are getting a reward? In fairness to our childen for those of you who give them the freedom to do whatever, you shouldn’t be imposing consequences on them as you have not done a proper job in forming their consciences so they will know what is right from wrong.  

    Our children are living what they learn from their parents and other adults who are intimately/closely involved in their lives. Many a times moms or dads sleep at other houses than their homes and their children do not see them for days. Many a time mom or dad is not comfortable bringing their boy/girlfreind home so they sleep out and come in at odd hours in the mornings. Our children are mimicking thes habits. Mom and dad chain smoke so our children think this is ok and by the age of 10+ they are smoking cigarettes, marijuana and fooling around with hard drugs. Mom and dad are abusers of alcohol. They drink and get drink many times during the week. Our children when they are exposed to these habits see them as positive actions. If mom and dad can do this then it’s ok for me to do it too and then it becomes a habit.

    Wake up people.Our children are silently crying out for help. What will you do to aid them?

  14. Anonymous says:

    Let’s hope with these "missing teens" that it’s a case of "weekend galawanting" and not foul play.  

  15. Anonymous says:

    Hello CNS, didn’t get this news until it’s released from RCIPS, so how d f))k can u say the police are not doing anything.

  16. Anonymous says:

    Can this young ladies not understand we only have so much resources and so much time and sympathy for this sort of prank?

    When they run off like this and then are found safe and sound several days later it makes the other missing person cases weaker. If I were their mother when I got done with them they would not be running anywhere for a very very long time.

    They need to understand that staging a disappearnce is a very serious matter and in fact in most areas they would be charged or at least have to reimburse the RCIP for the search efforts. We need to adopt this mentality!!

  17. Anonymous says:

    Why are we surprise that this new phenomena continues to happen in the C.Is. These young people need to be more discerning on whose company they keep and activities they engage in, furthermore they’re for the most part allowed to call their own shots and then BANG something happens…… too late.                          

    Parents who don’t exercise authority and give proper guidance aren’t true parents, you cannot have the inmates running the asylum. Hopefully these girls are just awol and will turn up safe.

  18. Anonymous says:

    Hey! gc, instead of your idiotic comment, go out and join your community in searching for these young ladies. Don’t display that kind of energy on this forum and show it in doing your civil duty.

  19. rasta says:

    i notice that cns is starting to sensor comments…you are going to go the way of the net news if you start doing this…

    CNS: Contrary to what the governor says on his propaganda blog, comments on CNS have always been moderated (see the CNS comment policy) otherwise we will go the way of Caypolitics.


      I notice cns poster 9:43

      Dont like the way the CNS reports,or sensor?  then write with common sense and be factual, not what you would like to hear but the truth, OR,  cant you handle the truth, no expat here just a common sense Caymanian.

  20. Anonymous says:

    It’s about time the RCIPS stop reacting to incidents/situations and start being proactive. Don’t wait until there is an upsurge of crime in GT to start “flooding” the town with officers, don’t wait until person(s) go missing in WB to start doing community policing. Constant interaction within communities or interaction with the average person will increase the possibility of getting on-the-ground intelligence on criminal acts/activities/or plans.

    The principle is similar to retail sales strategies – The more foot traffic a retail sales person can get going through his/her store, the more likely it is that someone will buy – The more involved the Police is in a community or the more person he/she speak with, themore likely someone will give information that could prevent an ugly situation as this.

    Opps! …. My statement may be incorrect as the Police are usually proactive in combating breaches of the road traffic act…… Should I apologize for having varying priorities?




    • Anonymous says:

      Let’s be proactive?  "Have you seen this woman?  She may go missing some time in the future"

  21. Anonymous says:

    CNS has there been any update as to whether the girls have been located?

    CNS: We’ll update as soon as we hear anything.

  22. Anonymous says:

    I Pray that these girls are just out doing what most teenage girls are doing today and thats stealing out at nights from your homes, just to meet a boy/man friend. I really hope that this is al that is happening with them.  With all the dangerous things going on in our society today, I dunno why these girls will take such daring chances just to satisfy their selfish wants.  You girls need to be more cautious and stop being so selfish and degrading to your parents and return home to them. They have enough worries as is, just protecting you and caring for you in today’s world.  Whenever found, you girls should be made to do community service until you reaches 18 years of age.

  23. Anonymous says:

    What do you mean by "search on"?
    Who is searching? My guess it’s family members, friends and concerned citizens – NOT THE RCIP.
    My question may sound stupid, but I was pulled over by the Cops a few minutes ago (Yes I got a ticket), would you believe it that, neither of the two officers looked in my car? In fact the male officer did not even get out of his air conditioned cruiser to offer coverage for his female counterpart, much less to be concern if the two missing females featured above are in my car.
    I wondered for a moment “are these two officers aware that there are two missing persons they should be looking out for as well”.
    Thanks for this service CNS, I am joining the search….. Less I forget, My car was not licensed or insured, but the COPs did not realize, they just gave me a speeding ticket…. Lucky me.
    I am praying Tyisha and Amber will be found safe.

    • Anonymous says:

      What’s your plate number ?.  I want to avoid you on the road.  Without insurance ????????.  Oh boy…… boy…….. boy……… RCIP should go out and look for this car and the driver NOW.

    • Anonymous says:

      Well you are a criminal and have no rights to accuse the police of wasting their time prosecuting you. They know that Caymanian kids are kids and that they will turn up in a day or two. It is right that they don’t waste their time looking for a couple of rebellious teenagers when they should be out on the streets locking up the criminal scumbags like you.

  24. Anonymous says:


    • Lachlan MacTavish says:

      NO MATTER what the MarlRoad is saying….or what friends, relatives etc are thinking….treat this situation like the worst is happening. Go 150%  24 X 7 until you find out what is going on. DO NOT waste time….act now. 

      • Anonymous says:

        Congratulations to mr Baines last night  saturday there must have been at least 20 Cops down in the Rock Hole area .ALOT OF ACTION. I am begging him to continue in this fashion even after the crime has been slowed down as I have all the confidence in the world that he will soon have it under control. We the Public just need to give our support.Ever heard that it takes two hands to clap? I hope that the Ministry will give Him some support in establishing a few Sub Stations that is so badly needed. I have a good idea where they should be in George Town at least two of them. One on the Eastern Avenue Area, and the other somewhere around the Rock Hole area. Passing through the Eastern Avenue on a weekend reminds me of Spanish Town. I dont have any ideas for the West Bay , Bodden Town, Savannah and East End locations but folks in their Communitys will know best.These are long overdue and is needed as much as anything else.Our Police need as much help as possible.They are doing their best now under good leadership. Let us lift them up in our prayers as they have a most difficult job.God bless our Commissioner and the Royal Cayman Island Police Force.

      • Anonymous says:

        Having daughters I surely sympathize with their Parents.Please give us alittle information so that members in the Public can assist with a search.Some cameras in all Districts is certainly needed. Alot of prayers are being sent up.