‘Missing’ mother and baby now in hospital care

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – A relative of the mother and child who went missing last Tuesday said they are “doing well” since they were found and hospitalised Saturday morning.

Abiosa Jordan and her baby son Joshua Lawrence reportedly underwent several tests and evaluations at Mount St John’s Medical Centre since they were admitted and no life-threatening conditions were discovered, a source said.

Counselling has since been offered to the 34-year-old mother, the source added.

Jordan, who works at a service station, last went on duty on Monday and her keys were found at the door of her Potters home the next day. She was nowhere in sight and neither was her one-year-old son. Worried relatives went to police who sent out several units to search for them for three consecutive days.

Police spokesman Inspector William Holder told OBSERVER Publications the two were found wandering on Pares main road Saturday morning and taken to hospital.

Father of the child, Jeremiah Lawrence, said he went to visit and was happy to discover they were unharmed.

Meantime, police said the manpower used to hunt for Abiosa and Joshua would now be added to the search for Gray’s Farm resident Keri Ann Joshua who has been missing since January 12, as well as Italian-born Pozzoni Luca, 42, who went missing late December last year. Police said they later found his car at Shirley Heights Lookout with the key in the ignition.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Joshua or Luca should call the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) at 462-3913/4.

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