KINGSTON, Jamaica – An 11-year-old ward of the state managed to convince the police that he is a US citizen who was left at the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) by his parents on their way back to America.
Later that day the police reported that an eight-year-old US child by the name of Kevin Washington from Miami, was found wandering at the NMIA in Kingston.
However, a follow-up report last evening said the boy is Jevon Thompson, a ward of the state who resides at Reddie’s Place of Safety in Kingston, Jamaica.
Several OBSERVER ONLINE readers and Facebook fans on Wednesday blasted the report, saying the boy was no US citizen and was in fact a ward of the state that was constantly running away. They also argued that he was about 12 or 13 years old, and not eight as was reported.
The police say Jevon was found wandering at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston about 12:55 pm Wednesday. When checks were made, he said that his parents were waiting for their departure to Miami. He added that while there, he went to use the bathroom and upon his return, they were no longer there.
Checks were reportedly made since the report was published and the police say they found that Jevon has been reported missing from the place of safety on multiple occasions.
The police have since taken Thompson back to the home