Member of Parliament for East Kingston and Port Royal, Phillip Paulwell, says the last week has been very horrific as investigations continue to find his missing daughter and her mother.

Twenty-seven-year-old Toshyna Patterson, otherwise called ‘Tosh’, and 10-month-old Sarayah Paulwell have been missing since Saturday, September 9, 2023.

Nora Gay Banton reports. 

A $500,000 reward is being offered for the safe return of Miss Patterson and baby, Sarayah.

The mother and child were last seen at the gate of their Molynes Road, St. Andrew home at about 7:00 last Saturday morning.

At the time, Patterson was dressed in a brown tube top, army green sweat pants, and a pair of black crocs, while Sarayah was dressed in a pink onesie.

Posting on Instagram on Friday, Paulwell says their disappearance has left him greatly distressed.

The veteran and senior opposition MP says he has dealt with many things in his life, but the disappearance of his daughter and her mother is by far the most difficult thing he has ever had to navigate.

Mr. Paulwell says he has spent most of his time since their disappearance in dialogue with the police and others who he believes could assist in locating them.

He shared in his Instagram post that, at this point, nothing has brought them closer to finding Ms. Patterson and his daughter.

Mr. Paulwell says he’s personally pleading with anyone who has any information or the slightest clue as to their whereabouts to contact the police, a family member, or him.

Meanwhile, Paulwell says he’s not concerned about addressing the various theories that have been circulating on social media.

He says those are inconsequential in the grand scheme of things.

He says the singular mission for which he has any energy to spare is the safe return of his daughter and her mother.

Mr. Paulwell says he’s praying God keeps them safe and that they’re found before any harm comes their way.

He ended his plea for help by stating, “If you know anything, anything at all please share it.”

If you have any information, contact Crime Stop at 311, the police at 911, or the nearest police station.