Coreen Singh who has been missing for four years.

As ‘Missing Persons’ posters from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) continue to be plastered on social media pages, a senior police official has confirmed that as of yesterday, 59 official reports were lodged by what was the 34th day of the year.

On average, at least two ‘missing persons’ reports per day have been filed as relatives call on members of the public to assist in locating their loved ones.

Police information suggests that so far, 35 people have been accounted for while 21 people are yet to be found.

Three people reported as missing have been found dead, the latest being 21-year-old Keithisha Cudjoe whose semi-nude body was found along the Heights of Aripo last Friday.

The current alarming spate at which people are currently being reported missing triggered painful emotions for Caren Robinson, who spent her entire day yesterday torn by memories of her youngest sister who went missing exactly four years ago.

During a Zoom interview with Guardian Media, Robinson said her family’s grief grows greater each passing day without Coreen Singh, who would have been celebrating her 29th birthday this year.

In 2018, Singh was reported missing after relatives grew concerned when efforts to contact her were unsuccessful.

Singh was reportedly last seen in the company of her ex-husband.

He was questioned by police and subsequently released days later.

Singh’s burnt vehicle was discovered in Caroni.

An emotional Robinson said her bond with her little sister had been reduced to a heartbreaking promise. “Be strong, we will never give up on you, we will always look for you, we will keep trying until we hear something.”

She said what would have been an ordinary date for many people was a sharp reminder of when her family’s horror began.

“She left home on February 3, 2018 ,like around 5-5.30 to go meet with her husband. I think they were separated and am that was it.”

Four years later, there continues to be no sign of the woman who was described as loving, full of life and independent.

As it did then, Coreen’s disappearance shines a light on the worrying string of missing persons being reported and for Caren, those with the responsibility to protect and serve must do more to arrest the worrying and languishing development.

“I think when she went missing, the first week the police helped search for her but after that, it was like nothing, it was just forgotten. More must be done, people can be saved.”

Even in spite of her own grief, Caren has found comfort to offer others.

“I know the feeling and the pain and the hurt and you’re not alone. You’re not alone…the pain never goes away, just know that you’re not alone.”

She maintained that till this day relatives continue their own search for Coreen with the hope that one day, she will be found.