Sunday 18 August, 2019

Kidnappers demand US$40,000 ransom for two missing cousins

A ransom of US$40,000 has reportedly been made for the safe return of two cousins who went on a fishing trip on Saturday.

The missing persons, police said, are Kenrick Morgan, 17, and Kendell Singh, 23, both from Moruga.

The families were contacted by phone on Tuesday and told by a “Spanish-speaking” man that if the money was not paid, the two would be killed.

In an attempt to emphasize this threat, a photograph of the two men with a man holding a gun to their heads was sent to the family.

According to police reports, Singh and Morgan were last seen at Singh’s home by his older brother around 2.30 pm on Saturday.

Singh told his sibling that he was going fishing with the teenager in his boat.

Singh was last heard from via a cellular phone call at 6.30 pm on Saturday.

Neither Singh nor Morgan has been seen or heard from since, outside of the ransom demand.

Fearful for the safety of the two men, their families contacted the police.

Officials from the Homicide Bureau, the Anti Kidnapping Unit, and the Coast Guard, have all been notified.

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