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Missing teen was at a guest house

RACHELLE AGARD, [email protected]

Missing teen was at a guest house

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Sixteen-year-old Richshad Renico Beckles is safely back at home.

His mother, Vermadean Beckles, had reported the teen missing on Friday, after last seeing him around 1:45 p.m. on Thursday at their College Land, St John home.

When a NATION team visited the house yesterday, Richshad was there.

With his mother’s permission, he spoke to this newspaper and said he had gone to the MoonRaker Beach Hotel in Oistins, Christ Church, with “some friends to breeze for the weekend”.

He said he and his mother were speaking when he left home and he had even spoken to her on Friday and Saturday.

“But I don’t know what happened,” Richshad said.

It was only when he returned home that he found out his mother had told no one she had heard from him.

However, Vermadean said she did not give the last of her two children permission to leave the house, and she thought something had happened to him.

“I didn’t tell him to leave home that day. I told him I am not sending him anywhere, and he just pick up and leave.

“I was calling him the Friday night and didn’t hear a response from him. If he goes somewhere, he should contact me and let me know that he is okay and safe. That’s what made me go and report him missing. He came back home about minutes to five yesterday evening, and I called the police . . . to let them know he is home safe,” she said. (RA)