Kenyan teen goes missing in Germany after quarreling with her parents
Police in Potsdam, Germany are looking for a Kenyan teen who went missing a week ago from her home after quarreling with her parents
The 15-year-old only identified as Britney, has been missing since Tuesday, October 15, 2019.
Mkenya Ujerumani, a local blog about Kenyans in Germany reports that the teen had a quarrel with her parents before she left their home in Drewitz in Potsdam.
At the time she is reported to have said she was going visit some acquaintances but never showed up nor returned home.
Her parents are worried since this is the first time Britney has been away from home for such a long time.
A day after she disappeared, a passerby walking by the banks of River Havel came across a bag with Britney’s personal belongings, identification and some clothes.
Upon reporting to the police, divers, a helicopter, a drone and search dogs from the coast guard were dispatched for a search operation in the river but nothing was found.
Police printed posters that were placed around all the major train stations in Potsdam but none of the four received clues brought them closer to finding the girl.
“The investigation team consists of ten police officers and will be headed by Commissioner Falk Heidke, who has substantial experience in the search of missing children and teenagers,” the spokeswoman for the Police Department West said on Friday.
Britney moved to Germany from Kenya with her mother and her younger brother about two and a half years ago. She attends a Gesamtschule in Potsdam.