(FOUND) Missing Kesgrave schoolgirl Kennedy Palmer

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    It has been 3 days since 15-year-old Kesgrave schoolgirl Kennedy Palmer left for school but never showed up.

    A Find Kennedy Palmer Facebook Group has been setup to help find her. To date the police helicopter has been brought in, and volunteers have been kindly searching Kesgrave and various other places to help find her. This afternoon the search will take place in East Ipswich.

    What we know about Kennedy Palmer

    Kennedy is reported to be 5ft 3 inches tall, brown hair – long on one side and shaved on the other, blue eyes, she left home wearing a sky blue shirt, a navy blue jumper, navy blue trousers and ankle boots. She was wearing a distinctive black backpack with white illustrations on it – with writing of “B A N N E D” in opposing segments.

    What we know about her disappearance

    So far from media reports…

    • She lives with her mum
    • She left for school at 8am as normal nothing out of the ordinary, her mum Nicola said she was in high spirits
    • Her phone was switched off at 8.15am (police haven’t publicly revealed the location it was switch off at)
    • Police searching her computer have found some emails and messages erased (her dad Jamie Palmer said it couldn’t be recovered)
    • She visits her nan for a couple of hours after arguing with her mum

    media links

    ITV News: ‘I just want my baby back’ – distraught dad of missing Suffolk teenager says she’s ‘evaporated’ (Photos of Kennedy and backpack available through this link)
    Ipswich Star: Call for volunteers to join fresh search for missing Kesgrave teenager Kennedy Palmer

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    She has been found safe and well.

    From the facebook group…

    THANK YOU TO EVERYONE FOR ALL YOUR HELP, KENNEDY HAS BEEN FOUND, NO FURTHER INFORMATION CAN BE DISCLOSED AT THIS STAGE, BUT WE ARE VERY HAPPY TO KNOW THAT KENNEDY WILL BE REUNITED WITH HER FAMILY/ THANK YOU!!!!

    From Suffolk Police…

    A missing 15-year-old girl from Kesgrave has been found safe and well.

    Kennedy Palmer was reported missing on Thursday 16 March after failing to arrive at school that morning.

    Extensive police enquiries had been taking place since her disappearance and a dedicated team of detectives were working to locate her. As a result of this, Kennedy was found by officers in north Essex this afternoon, Sunday 19 March.

    A 31-year-old man from the Clacton-on-Sea area has been arrested on suspicion of child abduction in connection with this inquiry. He has been brought to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre where he will be questioned by detectives.

    Police would like to thank members of the public and the media for their assistance with this appeal.

    I was worried it was one of the Muslim Asian male groups that groom young white girls. Apparently due to unhappy marriages. Normally Pakistani in ethnic origin. It isn’t very PC for this to be disclosed publicly as it is seen as racist.

    No further details as been specified at this moment in time. I am sure this will get released as time goes on. “safe and well” is the important thing!

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    thats really good news. It was all sounding a bit like Luke Durbin all over again for a short while….

    I'm really quite cross now, so watch out!

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    I was also worried it was going to turn out to be like Luke Durbin case and the more recent Corrie McKeague which is why I created the topic.

    I assume the events came about by internet/app/phone arrangement of someone known to the victim rather than abduction off the street. It would have been good for the police (and therefore media) to highlight this to avoid confusion.

     

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    According to Ipswich Star article, Suffolk Police look for 6 missing children each day.

    The latest publicised case is an 13-year old girl Alice Brindley from near Bury St Edmunds.

    She was in Cambridge with two friends – appears she lied about going home with one of them to her parents – then decided to head to London instead ultimately to Islington and was last traced using payphones in that area.

    Suffolk Police: Missing Persons > Alice Brindley

    Police are releasing a new photograph of a missing 13-year-old girl from Ixworth Thorpe, near Bury St Edmunds, as work continues to locate her.

    Alice Brindley was last seen at Cambridge railway station at around 6.30pm yesterday, Sunday 19 March, and has not been seen since.

    Following initial police enquires, officers believe that Alice travelled to London, arriving at King’s Cross railway station and then visited the Islington area. It is also possible that Alice may be making her way towards the Walthamstow area.

    Alice is described as white, 5ft 2in tall, of slim build, but her hair is currently shaved, contrary to the previous description of her that was issued. However, she is believed to be wearing a wig.

    She was wearing a grey hooded jumper underneath a dark-coloured Ralph Lauren padded jacket, black skinny jeans, black trainers and carrying a black leather rucksack with gold-coloured zips.

    It isn’t clear whether the “friends” lied to her parents or whether the parents didn’t confirm the series of events with her friends (i.e. trusting her word). Police may have a lead on the case as they expect she is heading towards Walthamstow. She must have had tickets to get to Kings Cross.

    Hope she is safe and well – without assuming too much – hopefully the outcome of this case good or bad will highlight the importance of knowing where your children are going especially with the internet – phone apps and facebook etc. Taking the scene of events from Ipswich Star she doesn’t appear just to vanished it was planned for her to stay away from home that night which should have raised many questions. Many parents can learn a lot from this! I don’t want to be too critical but a heavy makeup laden 13yo girl staying out after visiting a city (from a village). Should have raised questions.

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    Suffolk Police look for 6 missing children each day.

    I read that headline and was amazed by it! Presumably that’s 6 parents or guardians who lose track of a child and then report that to the police, 6, every single day, just in Suffolk. And presumably with a few very small exceptions they are all reunited with parents/guardians before it reaches the media. I think that’s a shocking statistic, I dont recall in all my years personally, of any friend, relative or acquaintance reporting a missing child to the police, we all managed to keep tabs on then! And that was before the days when they were all on the end of a mobile phone as well.   So who are all these people that are losing their children and creating so much work for the police?

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    What is more fascinating by that statement is (from what I have heard, not sure if its true or not) the police won’t investigate a missing person until at least a day later – with very few exceptions – such as vulnerable people. Even children are not necessary a priority – I am sure worried parents contact the police all the time with their kids turning up an hour or so later.

    The Alice case was the most shocking (parental wise). She is from a small village… goes to Cambridge quite a big city (you may think it doesn’t make any difference but I consider if she went to Bury St Edmunds – nearest largest town – to be more lenient) and expected to be safe with her friends. (The strange part for me is that they knew she used a payphone but never said if she phoned them through it or how the police knew this information)

    There is a lot of dangerous people out there (recently in Ipswich a man trying to abduct a 10 year old girl and on another day a 16 year old), as a parent… a) why would you trust what your son/daughter says and b) why would your son/daughter being with friends (assuming of similar age) make them safe? You hear scenarios all the time where for whatever reason friends break-away from the group and harms comes of it.

    I don’t believe in covering them up in cotton-wool and as soon as they become a teenager they can be quite responsible, intelligent, trustworthy and independent etc. but lack that life experience and wisdom which means they can easily get into trouble.

    I think it is because back-in-the-day until someone could vote they were a child. Now we have a new group “teenager” or “youth”. Parents these days get stressed out about resistance from their children – it used to be the case for many that it doesn’t matter how many times you argued or fight about something with your mother or father about how “life is unfair” the parental responsibility didn’t back down. The child was owned by the parent. Now the PC of society is weakening parental values – where it is a human right to let your children learn from their mistakes by potentially catastrophic consequences.

    Of some irony is how connected children are these days with their phones compared to back-in-the-day and how it is possible to track them with an app… yet more go missing than they ever used to. I think you need to press the issue, keep phoning up to keep track of where they are… annoying for the kid but a form of discipline where they know they won’t get away with meeting some random off the internet. When I was a kid my mum wouldn’t have taken my word or my friends word for it… if I was staying over at a friends house, she would phone up my friends mum in the daytime to check. If it was a lie, I would be “grounded”. Tried it once, never again!

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