11-year-old Sophia delinquent still missing


SHAKEEL Flatts, the 11-year-old boy who was reported missing from his Lot 123 Section ‘C’ Sophia, Greater Georgetown home, has not yet returned.
His mother Euclyn Burnette told the Guyana Chronicle yesterday that since the first publication, she received a telephone call that her son was seen in front of Tower Hotel on Main Street, soliciting money from passersby; but, by the time she reached there, he had already moved on, and she has continued the search since he absconded on July 22 during a church service to which she had taken him.
The single woman, who has four other children, said she had taken her son with her to the Kingdom Hall at Stone Avenue, Campbellville, Georgetown, but he slipped away from there, and his whereabouts are unknown.
She said he had, on a few previous occasions, ventured out of the house; but he would go to his aunt in Sophia and spend the night before returning. But this time she is clueless as to where he may have gone.
Burnette said she had made a report to the police, and they even accompanied her in search of the boy, but with no success.
The Sophia Primary School pupil is a habitual delinquent, who roams the streets while his mother is working as the sole breadwinner for the family.
The dark-skinned lad was last seen clad in a blue and white jersey with black long jeans and wearing a pair of ‘Puma’ slippers.
He celebrated his eleventh birthday on August 11, and persons who may have information about where he could be found are asked to call the nearest police station, or his mother on 661-4425, or his aunt on 219-2972.