Aunt pleads for teen’s return
ROYSTON JONES JR.
Guardian Staff Reporter
Published: May 21, 2013
The surrogate mother of an 18-year-old teenager is pleading for her safe return.
Melony Thompson said she last saw her niece Michaela Thompson last Thursday evening at their home on East Street South.
Thompson spoke to The Nassau Guardian after police released a missing person’s alert along with the teen’s photo to the media.
However, Thompson revealed that Michaela left a note, which signaled she was leaving.
Thompson said when she awoke Friday morning Michaela was gone.
“She wrote me a note and said that I have taken care of her since she was four; she is now 18.
“I have overshadowed her, intimidated her and I have been overbearing for her to succeed, and now she wants to do this on her own, and that I have done a good job, and thanks, but she’s gone, and [she] said if she doesn’t fall down she won’t know how to get up,” Thompson said.
Michaela, a promising student and high-school valedictorian, expressed that she was under some pressure balancing school, work and her finances, Thompson said.
She said she would not be as concerned if Michaela was rebellious or had been exposed, but her actions go against her nature.
The College of The Bahamas student is 4’9” tall, of slim built and has medium length brown hair.
“I want to make it clear that whatever you have done to whatever extent, I am waiting with my arms opened wide to receive you, and you know that,” Thompson said.