Prime Minister Andrew Holness has issued a public appeal for the safe return of missing university student Jasmine Dean.
The twenty-two-year-old visually impaired student, of 11 miles in Bull Bay, St. Thomas has been missing since Thursday, February 27.
She is of brown complexion, slim build and is about 4 feet 6 inches tall.
According to the police, Jasmine was last seen about 9:00 p.m. in Papine, Kingston 6 dressed in a white blouse and a pair of blue jeans.
While speaking today (March 9) at the launch of an initiative to combat violence against women, the Prime Minister appealed for those who might have her captive, to let her go.
Meantime the police have launched an investigation into the attempted abduction of a female University of the West Indies student along Golding Avenue, in At. Andrew this morning, (March 9).
Reports are that about 10:20 a.m. the student boarded a PPV taxi on Old Hope Road to the UWI.
Reports are that the other passengers in the vehicle disembarked in the Papine area, while she proceeded with the driver to the UWI’s back gate.
Its further reported that on reaching her destination, the driver turned down the hill towards Golding Avenue where he reportedly brandished a knife and held it at her throat before physically assaulting her.
She managed to free herself and escaped from the car with bruises.
She was assisted by persons at the Sir John Golding Rehabilitation Center where the police were called and she was taken to the Mona Police post and a report was made.
The driver is described as of slim build, brown complexion, with gapped front teeth.
Anyone with information is being asked to contact the Mona Police post at 876-927-2298 or 119.