Missing tourist found safe

| 02/01/2013

polic1.jpg(CNS): A 17-year-old teenage girl who is visiting Cayman on vacation with her family was found safe and well Wednesday afternoon thanks to the vigilance of a member of the public. American tourist, Abigail Corless, was reported missing by her parents after she left the condos where they were staying following a family disagreement on New Year’s Day. She was found shortly after 3:30pm today by a member of the public, who had seen the press appeals and the picture of Abigail. Recognising the teenager at a gas station in Walkers Road, he immediately called the police. The officers who arrived found that Abigail was safe and well.

A police spokesperson said that the teenager was taken to George Town police station, where she was to be reunited with her family.

“The RCIPS would like to thank the media and members of the public for their assistance in this matter,” the spokesperson added. However no further details were given on what had transpired since the teen went missing yesterday afternoon, triggering the missing person investigation.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Oh thank you little baby Jesus! Our prayers have been answered before we even made them!

    • Asbo Zaprudder says:

      There are times I am amazed at the power of an anthropomorphism created as a means of social control.

      • anonymous says:

        The irony being that only this one phenomena is believed by a group who is otherwise anthropocentrist, or humanocentrist.

    • Anonymous says:

      Oh please, where was little baby jesus in Connecticut????? She is a big girl 17 years of age, walked out of her parent's condo, she knew what she was doing…probably with someone here parents didn't want her to be with…..Baby JEsus didn't find her, a citizen seen her and called the police unless Jesus came back and made the call…..

  2. Otherview says:

    Happy New Year !!!!!………….
    This is wonderful !! A great start to the New Year 2013!!
    Everyone’s prayers were answered…..again. This Island is blessed.
    Let us observe this blessing and remember it daily throughout this year.
    Give thanks and may this reunited family enjoy the rest of their holiday in Cayman.

    • Anonymous says:

      I am so glad that we have an omniscient and omnipresent god who sorts things like this out and allows gun nuts to slaughter entire classes of kids. Oh Lord be praised.

    • Anonymous says:

      Great News that she was found so quickly. Kudos to the member of the public that recognized her from the photo and called in. 

  3. Anonymous says:

    Just a BIG "Thank Goodness" because with all ELSE that's happening in Cayman, we just can't have our tourist going missing too.

    On behalf of the Good people of the Cayman Islands, we sincerely wish this family  a most enjoyable vacation for the remainder of time spent in Cayman.

  4. Anonymous says:

    thankful for some good news!

  5. NeoSurvivor says:

    Very good news.   Thumbs up to the person who recognised her, the RCIP and CNS and other press for the coverage.   

     

    We were long overdue for some good news.  

  6. Anonymous says:

    I want to know why it took so long to make an appeal to the public.  I can't imagine that her parents waited that long.  I have an 18 year old son and if he goes out and isn't home by a certain time, then I call to check on him.  As the mother of a 17 year old girl in a foreign country, I would be beside myself.

    I'm so happy that she was found safe and secure.

    • Anon says:

      Luckilu the RCIPS didn't cover this up for six months like they did when their van was stolen.

    • Anonymous says:

      it needs to be 24 hours before you can file a missing persons.

    • Anonymous says:

      There is a certain amount of time that must pass before a person is considered "missing".

      • Anonymous says:

        I understand they have a 24hr rule but should that really apply to children?  A young girl in a foreign country?  This could have been another Nathalie in Aruba.  That must have been the longest 24hrs of that poor family's life.

  7. Anonymous says:

    I'm very glad to know that Abigail is safe and well.  Well done member of the public for your vigilence in tracking her down. However, it would appear to be incredible selfish of this young woman to have caused such distress to her parents and to the Cayman community at large.  Very badly done Abigail! 

  8. Anynomous says:

    One thing I do believe in, that is as soon as a person is reported missing, we do not wait to put their picture on TV and other places.  Although Cayman is small and do not have much hideous crimes, I still do not believe in taking chances.  Sometimes we will have to bend the Law a bit, concerning waiting 24 hours.   I say begin putting out pictures  and searching same timesame time.

    Thanks thatthe young lady has been found safe and hoping the parents enjoy the new year with her.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Well done RCIP and the press for getting the message and *picture* out to the public quickly.

  10. Anonymous says:

    GREAT NEWS FOR ONCE!

  11. Anonymous says:

    Thank God!