13-year-old missing – easily misled, says mother
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Missing: Aaron Roberts.
Missing: Aaron Roberts.

Roxanne Benjamin, a mother of six needs the assistance of the public in locating her 13-year-old son who has been missing since November 11.

The single parent recalled that her son, Aaron Roberts, a pupil of South Ruimveldt Secondary School, left home on Saturday after asking her for money to go to visit his father who resides at Friendship, East Bank Demerara.

The woman said that her son did go to his father, but only on Sunday when he collected his clothes and left. That was the last time he was seen.

She related that he was staying at the location for three weeks and had left some of his belongings there and he wanted to retrieve them.

Benjamin said it was after breakfast that she left their Lot 580 ‘B’ Field, South Sophia home to run some errands.

Benjamin stated that on Saturday she left home at about 09:00hrs and there has been no word of her son’s whereabouts since and she is worried something is not right. She has since made a report to the Turkeyen Police Station. She can be contacted on telephone 219-5100 as regards the whereabouts of the boy.

Benjamin disclosed that her son, who is the last of six children, left home two months ago and went swimming in the Lamaha Conservancy, better known as the “Blacka” with a friend and she took him home.

She said that she made checks for him since Saturday and failed in her bid to locate him so far, and feels he has gone off with friends again or maybe hiding out somewhere.

Benjamin is baffled about one thing her son told her recently and she is of the opinion he is being led astray by bad company.

She said, “Aaron told me that he wants to go to China and study and if he send fuh me if I gon come, but I didn’t take it for nothing and now that he is missing, I am wondering.”

The mother told the Guyana Chronicle that her son was not a wayward child but is easily misled when he is with friends.

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