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Mother of missing 14-year-old girl says police not doing enough to find her

Published:Thursday | September 12, 2013 | 5:16 PM

The mother of missing 14-year-old St Ann school girl Shannalee McBright is alleging that she is not receiving sufficient support from the police to locate her daughter.



McBright, a grade-nine student at the Steer Town Academy has been missing since Friday, September 6.



She was last seeing that evening in Ocho Rios.



Her mother, Nikki McBright says since then, the family has been doing its own investigations with little help from the Moneague, Ocho Rios and St Ann’s Bay police to whom the matter has been reported.



She says the day after her daughter went missing, the family communicated with Shannalee via text messages.



McBright says attempts to get the police to trace the phone have been unsuccessful.



The mother says from the beginning, the work of the police suggested a lack of interest as no statement was taken from her after two visits to the police.



She says a statement was only taken after a senior officer at the Ocho Rios police raised questions.



McBright also says to date, the police have not even visited the Steer Town Academy as part of their investigations.



Meanwhile, an investigator says the claims are not true noting that there has been constant communication with the family.



The investigating officer refused to provide details of the probe.



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