Friday, 1 June 2012

Kaylene Lewis - Public Responses to Her Disappearance & Safe Return

We are all very happy that young Kaylene Lewis is home and safe. The support of the on-line and word-of-mouth community was, to say the least, impressive. Our community showed solidarity and the tip offs and assistance from everyone eventually paid off.

I extend a BIG well done to all involved in finding this young lady and bringing her home, from what I understand, people worked around the clock following multiple leads until she was found.

The following comments were posted after two of the articles, the original information page when Kaylene went missing, and after she was found.

It always amazes me how people are quick to make judgement with very little 'fact' at hand. But, at the same time, each comment expressed thoughts that have been verbally expressed in my presence with regard to this.

Perhaps someone from the family can post a comment as a reply?

I understand that this is a very difficult time for Kaylene's family, so, when/if someone can post any information or a reply to any of these comments, I will be grateful.

-What are YOUR thoughts?
-What would YOU do if this was your child?
-How do you encourage them forward at this point?
-How do we safeguard OUR children from an experience like this?

Here are the comments below, I have left them 'as is' and have not edited them in any way.

Anonymous / 22 May 2012 / 3:27 PM
Kaylene is my niece. Her dad had a call from a lady in PE who said she saw a girl possibly matching Kaylene's discription, but might not be her... She said she was on her way to JBAY... please anyone in JBAY / PE area please keep a lookout for her.. She should of reached Jeffreys Bay now if it is her. If anybody spots her please phone Quinton (her dad)on ----

Anonymous / 23 May 2012 / 5:53 AM
Perhaps the family should contact Brad Nathanson - a P.I. in Durban for assistance - he has a high success rate. His details can be found through an internet search

Anonymous / 29 May 2012 / 1:04 AM
Why is her father not on his way to JBay already????? I believe that Kaylene does not live with either of her parents, what does THAT say to a child? Perhaps she is a troubled teen who has done this as a cry for help or love, who can blame her if neither of her parents have her living with them? NO TEEN IS EASY, but they need stability and security, not to be farmed out to Gran. Gran brought up her kids, why must she bring up this one too?
Brad Nathanson is excellent but he has a living to make so his costs are high - I reiterate, if there is even a vague hint that Kaylene is in JBay, why isn't the worried father NOT hotfooting it down there?? Do you really rely on possible eye witness accounts when your child is missing? Come on!

The following comments were made after Kaylene was found safe, in Escombe, with a 34yr old male:

Anonymous / 31 May 2012 / 7:29 AM
Kaylene has been found in Queensburgh last night. A 34 year old man was arrested in connection with her kidnapping. Kaylene stays with her mother during the week and on weekends with her dad. How can you say that she doesn't stay with neither of them???? I know her dad and he is a good man, he won't do anything to her or hurt her. Her Gran never brought her up. Next time check your facts before you start pointing fingers at everybody!!!!!!!
Kaylene never went to JBAY, she was in KZN all the time. Another thing, she is not a troubled teen, she is very quiet and she always tell everybody where she is going.

Pat / 30 May 2012 / 11:35 PM
Gee that is really great.
Lets hope he gets what he deserves.
Pat30 May 2012 11:35 PM
Gee that is really great.
Lets hope he gets what he deserves.

Anonymous / 31 May 2012 / 1:55 AM
My heart, thoughts and prayers are with the family. The worst is over, but still a long road ahead.
Well done to the family, friends and all involved for your determination and dilgiance and keeping it in the media.
So good to hear some good news about our police force.
Well done Everyone.

Anonymous / 31 May 2012 / 1:58 AM
Kaylene, remember the child is always innocent. You are going to go through a period of self blame, it is natural, but remember the child is always innocent. It will help you through your healing.

Anonymous / 31 May 2012 / 2:12 AM
So pleased that Kaylene is home safe where she belongs. Prayers to her family that she can find peace soon from this dreadful ordeal.No young lady should have to put her father and grandparents through this. Kaylene I hope that you can be a happy young beautiful lady you deserve to be.
Glad you are home. A long road of healing now has to start and hope the end to happiness is found soon

Anonymous / 31 May 2012 / 2:29 AM
So glad she was found...we have been praying for her...Thank you Lord for answering prayer.

Please keep safe, make sure that you have the login and password of ANY teenager in your household under the age of 16 - spot checks are a great way to keep your child behaving appropriately. We like to think the best of our children, but the fact is that they are young and impressionable, protect them, safeguard them.

Take care,

Sandy Bigara
Sent from my BlackBerry®

1 comment:

  1. Never let go of your child at any age and in any way. Even when they think they dont need their parent, they most certainly do and is the 'job' of a parent to make sure that their children always have constant knowledge of this love and care.

    Teach them the ways of our God too - teach them and stick to these princple's yourself so they may learn from example too.


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