As the search for his 10-month-old daughter, Sarayah, and her mother, Toshyna Patterson, continues, Member of Parliament Phillip Paulwell has issued a statement amid mounting rumours as to what caused their mysterious disappearance.
Patterson and her daughter went missing from their Gilmore Drive home in St. Andrew on Saturday, September 9, after the pair were last seen at their gate early that morning. Multiple rumours, some implicating Paulwell’s longtime partner, have been rapidly spreading on social media.
After confirming their disappearance to the media, Paulwell has steered clear of the ongoing social media discussion. But on Friday, he took to Instagram to issue a statement on Patterson and Sarayah. Describing the past week as “horrific,” Paulwell expressed that Patterson and Sarayah’s disappearance has been the most difficult thing he has ever experienced.
The People’s National Party (PNP) member shared that he has spent the majority of the days following their disappearance communicating with not just the authorities but anyone he believed could assist in finding them.
Paulwell disclosed that despite their efforts, there are currently no leads in the investigation and urged anyone with the slightest bit of information to come forward. In regards to the current rumours circulating online, Paulwell dismissed the social media gossip as utterly irrelevant and shared that his utmost priority is now Patterson and Sarayah’s return.
.”I am not concerned about addressing the various theories that have been circulating in this space, it is inconsequential in the grand scheme of things. The singular mission for which I have any energy to spare is safe return of my daughter and her mother. I am praying God keeps them safe and leads us to find them before any harm comes their way,” Paulwell stated
There is currently a $500,000 reward being offered for information on Patterson and Sarayah’s disappearance and whereabouts.