By Neal Rasmine
Lyncia Bailey, kidnapped six-year-old Mark Prescotts
great aunt, and his sisters yesterday made a plea for his return.
They said they were losing hope, but not giving up.
Bailey also appealed for a prayer vigil and a campaign to secure Marks
Yesterday marked 21 days since Mark was abducted outside the San Fernando
Boys RC School on Harris Promenade.
Bailey said with no word from his abductors since the first demand for
a $150,000 ransom, hope is fading fast.
Marks father, Wayne Prescott, believes the boy may have been kidnapped
for good, Bailey said.
However, she is still clutching at some small hope that Mark will be
She said she did not go public before, because she wanted to protect
Marks four-year-old twin sisters Arianne and Cheyanne
who, she fears, may also be targets.
Bailey said yesterday that while she was picking mangoes for the girls
she fondly refers to as my children, Arianne said: Mammie,
we have to kneel down and pray to Father God and Mark will come back.
Bailey, who has been taking care of the children since their mother
died during delivery, is the aunt of Marks father.
She said she was taken aback by the childs profound statement,
but the family believes in the power of prayer.
Bailey is a member of the Palmyra Evangelistic Centre.
She said it is faith and the support of friends and family that have
kept the family going since Marks kidnapping on May 14.
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