After Disappearing 7 months ago, 21 year old Jaesha Hendrix has been found and arrested. She went missing back on 23 October 2015, after a police operation at her apartment, in the Lakeside complex.
Police say all they knew about Ms Hendrix’s movements on the day of her disappearance was that she was at her apartment in the early hours of that Friday morning, and a short while later she was seen in Bodden Town in a brown Honda CRV. After those two sightings, the trail went cold and Ms Hendrix vanished, leaving her family distraught.
During an interview with Cayman 27, weeks after her disappearance, her mother said,”I’ve already made funeral arrangements, if it is a dead body that comes back to me, I have already made arrangements for a legal assistance if it is a daughter that comes back to me that is being arrested.”
Her disappearance prompted worries that she might have been hurt or even injured, and while police were treating her disappearance as a missing person’s case, they made it clear that she was wanted in relation to an ongoing police case.
A spokesperson for the RCIPS told Cayman 27, “While we are concerned about the well being of Jaesha Hendrix, she is wanted in relation to an on going police investigation, and as is the case with most wanted persons, she is missing.”
Three weeks after her disappearance police said there were a few messages sent between Ms Hendrix and her family reassuring them she was okay. However, those messages soon stopped.
In November Detective Superintendent Mike Cranswick told Cayman 27, “Since then (October 23) there has been no physical sightings of her that we are aware of. She is reported to have communicated with her family a few days after the 23 and that was by email or by telephone, that communication has now dried up.”
During the next five months, there were no signs of Ms Hendrix. Police released photos of her with the hopes that the public might have been able to help locate her, but to no avail. A few tips suggested that she might have been frequenting bars in George Town and along West Bay Road, but none of those tips panned out.
It wasn’t until Thursday (May 26) that police would finally find Ms Hendrix, in Bodden Town – the same place she was last seen.
She has since been arrested on suspicion of being Concerned in the Supply of Drugs.