Biological Father of kidnapped and still missing 12-year-old Kernisha Ettiene, Curtis Ettiene, shared some deep insights into the life of his daughter before the kidnapping
The biological father of missing Kernisha Ettiene, Curtis Ettiene shares a deeper insight into the life of his daughter before the kidnapping, as he continues to keep hope alive, and appreciates all who helped and continue to help. Mr. Ettienne revealed that he and his daughter have always had a powerful and loving bond, and that she has always been a loving spirit that brought people together. After separation between the biological mother and himself, Kernisha went to live with her aunt on her mother’s side of the family.
Both Mr. Ettiene and Kernisha’s mother went on their separate ways, but the living conditions of young child were likely too much for her to bear, such as the lack of electricity, the health and sanitary conditions, being constant issues. He stated that he tried reaching out for help to the Dominica Welfare Division and went as far as the court system…four times, but to no avail.
Mr. Ettienne stated that under extreme frustration and strong desire to have his daughter live in a better standard housing, he reached out to Mrs. Mischa Bruno; (the now adopted mother of Ms. Ettienne,) and the aunt of young Kernisha. Ettiene described Mrs. Bruno as a woman with a lot of love, and someone who understood his situation, and therefore advised him to reach out to the Welfare Division.
According to Mr. Ettiene, the Welfare Division sided with the mother and gave custody of the child to Mrs. Bruno without his knowledge, ultimately leaving his daughter in the very conditions he fought so hard to get her out of. After years of living with the aunt, and constantly complaining/expressing to him that she was unhappy and did not want to live with the aunt, an opportunity for Kernisha to live in better upscale conditions presented itself; as a family from Massacre offered to adopt young Kernisha.
Ettiene continue to state that all contact with Mrs. Bruno suddenly halted, as she either avoided his calls, or never returned any of his calls. He stated that he tried multiple times, and in every way possible to gain contact with his daughter and the aunt, but to no avail. The last he heard about his daughter was when the news broke that she was kidnapped; and news came from a friend who saw it circulating on social media; neither the aunt nor the uncle ever made a single attempt to contact Ettiene about his daughter.
Upon hearing the news about his daughter Mr. Etienne revealed that he tried his best to keep his mind as clear and positive as possible, and that he has been on the search for his daughter from the day he got the news, till now, never letting negative thoughts deter him; his only mission, is finding his daughter. However, he did express deep disappointment in the Dominica Welfare Division, and called for a complete reconstruction of the system, whereby situations like these do not continue, where fathers such as him would be stereotyped and ostracised without proper due diligence. But despite all of this, he gives thanks to God that he and his daughter still had a good bond.
Mr. Ettiene reacted to the news of Mr. Keyan Alexander's death stating that the news of Alexander’s death hit him harder than the news of his daughter kidnapping, because the main key to finding his daughter was killed. However, Alexander's death did not kill his positive spirit, and he is encouraging Dominicans to keep a positive mind and energy, because working together will bring the greatest reward.
Biological father - Curtis Ettiene of kidnapped and still missing, 12-year-old Kernisha Ettiene.
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