To discover that your kid is missing is horrible enough, but what is more horrible than finding out that after searching for several days, you discover that you were actually abandoned, not just by your missing kid, but also your wife?
The father of Li Guangsheng should know.
Seven year old Li has been missing for 38 days and his father is clueless as to what has happened to him.
Li’s disappearance was made public through a Facebook post that immediately went viral and garnered 100,000 shares after it was posted on May 8.
The post included a contact number which was presumed to belong to Li’s father. It likewise included a policer report number showing that a report had been filed.
The post urged anyone who had seen the boy to contact the number indicated in the post. The said report which was filed on April 1, 2019 was confirmed by a Singapore Police Force staff.
As investigations were carried out, the plot somewhat thickened when it was revealed that the boy “had left Singapore together with his mother before the police report was lodged.”
Apparently, it wasn’t kidnapping, there was no foul play, and the boy was not actually missing.
The police issued a statement to this effect: “On 1 April 2019 at 7:45pm, the Police received a missing person report. Investigations revealed that the 7-year-old boy had left Singapore together with his mother before the police report was lodged. Based on the preliminary investigation, the police do not suspect that the boy is a victim of crime.”
What to do when your child is missing (in Singapore)
If your child is missing or you are suspecting that something bad has happened to your child, immediately do the following steps:
1. File a missing persons report at any police service counter. There is no minimum time required for the missing person to have lost contact with family members before the report can be lodged;
2. Provide the police with the missing child’s name, date of birth, height, weight and description of any other features such as moles, spectacles and braces;
3. Provide the police with a recent photo of the missing child to help searches;
4. Describe to authorities as vividly as you can about the first time you noticed your child was missing and what clothing he or she was wearing;
Those who wish to provide information on a missing child can call the police hotline on 1800-255-0000 or submit information online at www.spf.gov.sg/CrimeStopper. All information received is kept strictly confidential.