Family members of Nakira Goddard are frantically trying to locate the 25-year-old who left home in the wee hours of this morning, and are worried she could harm herself.
Goddard, of No 18 Lower Crescent, Gall Hill, Christ Church left behind a note which left her family in despair.
When Barbados TODAY visited her home this morning, older sister Nia Goddard, 27, said they were petrified when they read the message her hearing impaired sister left on the dining table.
“I am sorry, I am going to kill myself. No one knows where I went, only God knows. I love you. To all my brothers and sisters, I am sorry,” the elder sister quoted from the note as she struggled to hold back tears.
A distraught Nia said her sibling had been withdrawn recently, showing signs that something was bothering her.
“We would see her go in a corner and cry a lot and when we tried to ask her what’s wrong, she would just shutdown; she wouldn’t tell us anything. But she seemed fine all yesterday.
“She went out around 7 p.m., came back around 11 o’clock and around 2 a.m. my brother went to the bathroom and found a suicide note on the kitchen table. I put on my jacket and went straight to the police station and filed a report,” she told Barbados TODAY.
A tired looking Nia said she had not slept since she woke up to the disturbing news and that the family had tried everything possible to locate her younger sister. She said in addition to sending out a missing post, they had called Nakira’s cellular phone several times throughout the day, but got no answer. The phone stopped ringing this evening and was going straight to voicemail.
“We contacted all of her friends, all of them saying they last heard from her around 11:30 last night. All of them keep saying that she was complaining about death threats but she wouldn’t say from who. Other than that we just know she was going through a divorce with her husband and it was stressful,” Goddard said.
The former Irving Wilson student started a new job just last Friday, and had plans to go back to school.
“Please come home,” Nia pleaded with her sister.
“Whatever it is she don’t have to face it alone,” promised the sobbing sibling.
Goddard said their mother, who does not live with them, was not coping well.
When Barbados TODAY arrived at the family home Goddard’s three-year-old son Jayden Orisajo was in the arms of a relative asking for his mother and when she would come home to him.
Nakira is of dark complexion, slim and about 5’ 5” tall. She has dark brown eyes, a long face and a protruding forehead. Her torso is turned slightly to the right.
Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact police emergency at 211, or the nearest police station.