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Sep 25, 2008

Young woman needs help to locate her father

Story PictureAnd while twelve youngsters have reason to celebrate, a young lady needs your help to locate her father after he did not return home two days ago from his job as a driver for the Russell’s Bus Company. Elisia Lopez told News Five today that before fifty year old Carlos Lopez left home he was experiencing health problems.

Elisia Lopez, Daughter of Missing Man
“My stepmother come and tell my ma fi tell Elisia ih pah dead and I si my ma and ih seh yo pa dead but I still noh believe because I still want know. So I call my aunty and she seh she noh know bout dat because I mi think dah my stepmother because two ah dehn name Louise. But I just want ask di public and whoever if dehn si my pa just tell ah come home because I da ih only daughter and I want ah.”

Marion Ali
“When ih lef home?”

Elisia Lopez
“Bout two days ago.”

Marion Ali
“Neva seh weh pah ih gwein or you mi si anything funny with ih behaviour or anybody mi di threaten ah?”

Elisia Lopez
“Ih boss weh—di lady weh ih work wid dah Landing cause ih drive Russell Bus. Di lady seh di day when ih si my pa, all weh my pa seh “I noh wah live, I wah dead”. Dat dah all weh my pa seh, just like dat. Dat dah all weh she tell me.”

Marion Ali
“Ih mi di have any kind ah problems?”

Elisia Lopez
“She seh she bring ah da hospital because ih mi got some kind ah feel bad or some kind ah sickness or something. I ask ah weh kind ah sickness. Ih seh dah ih throat, only dat, and dehn give ah pills and I noh know weh happen. I noh si ah or nothing.”

Marion Ali
“So where’s the bus that he drives?”

Elisia Lopez
“Pan Euphrates, R Line Russell’s Bus.”

Marion Ali
“Ih boss noh know weh pah ih deh?”

Elisia Lopez
“Nobody. Dah dehn di harass me di ask me if I noh find my pa yet, if I noh know nothing else bout my pa, nothing. I tell dehn no.”

Marion Ali
“You contact other relatives and friends?”

Elisia Lopez
“Yes ma’am.”

Marion Ali
“Dis dah something he normally do?”

Elisia Lopez
“No, dis da di first time, first time I ever hear dis.”

Marion Ali
“Did you know about di sickness?”

Elisia Lopez
“He tell me when he come dah my house, he tell me he got wah car fi give me. And den ih stop talk bout di car and ih tell me he sick; he love me and he sick. Ih seh daughter I sick. Dat dah all weh he tell me, noh tell me nothing else.”

If you know the whereabouts of fifty year old Carlos Lopez, who drives for Russel’s Bus Company, you may call his daughter Elisia Lopez at 628-3247.


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