International model Winnie Harlow is currently in the throes of a Carnival tabanca. The former America's Next Top Model (ANTM) posted a Carnival throwback photo on Instagram on Thursday with the caption,"Dreaming about carnival. What date is Trinidad Carnival again?" Her last visit was in 2016 where sheplayed mas withFantasyCarnival. Other celebs who visited that year included Trinidadian music video director, DJ and designer Vashtie Kola, comedian Affion Crockett and actor Damian Dante Wayans. While she hasn't officially confirmed her visit quite yet, she already appears to have a crew to pump with on the road. YouTube star Lilly Singh aka iiSuperwomanii commented on her post, indicating that she was already booked for Carnival 2019 and intended on visiting every year. "You're going? I have to!" she exclaimed when Singh confirmed her visit. "Neeeed!" was her reply to Che Kothari, Machel Montano's manager, when he confirmed next year's dates. The Canadian modelis currently dating Wiz Khalifa, whose ex, Amber Rose, also played mas in 2016. [image_gallery] Get the latest local and international news straight to your mobile phone for free: Download the Loop News Caribbean app on Google Play Store:http://bit.ly/GetALoop Download the Loop News Caribbean app on the App Store:http://bit.ly/GetiLoop

Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou, right, waves goodbye to visitors at her home in Vancouver on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

China confirmed Thursday it has detained two Canadian men, raising the stakes in a three-way dispute over a Chinese technology executive facing possible extradition from Canada to the United States. Entrepreneur Michael Spavor and former diplomat Michael Kovrig were taken into custody Monday on suspicion of "engaging in activities that endanger the national security" of China, said foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang. Lu said Canada was informed but declined to say whether the men have been provided with lawyers. He said the cases are being handled separately by local bureaus of the national intelligence agency in Beijing, where Kovrig was picked up, and the northeastern city of Dandong, where Spavor lived. "The legal rights of the two Canadians are being safeguarded," Lu told reporters at a daily briefing. The two cases ratchet up pressure on Canada, which is holding Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies Ltd. She was arrested Dec. 1 at the request of the United States, which wants her extradited to face bank fraud charges. Canadian officials have been unable to contact Spavor "since he let us know he was being questioned by Chinese authorities," said Canadian Global Affairs spokesman Guillaume Berube. "We are working very hard to ascertain his whereabouts and we continue to raise this with the Chinese government." Kovrig is an analyst on northeast Asia for the International Crisis Group, a think tank, who took a leave of absence from the Canadian government. He lives in Hong Kong. Spavor runs tours of North Korea along with sports, business and other exchanges through his company, Paektu Cultural Exchange. He has met leader Kim Jong Un and was instrumental in bringing former NBA star Dennis Rodman to the North's capital, Pyongyang, in 2013. Acquaintances said Spavor was due Monday in Seoul, the South Korean capital, but failed to arrive. The detentions echo that of another Canadian, Keven Garratt, who was picked up in 2014 in what was seen as retaliation for Canada's arrest of a Chinese spying suspect wanted in the United States. Garratt was held for 750 days in 2014-16 and sentenced to eight years in prison on spying charges but then deported. The broadly defined national security charge encompasses both traditional espionage and other forms of information gathering such as interviewing dissidents and contacting non-governmental organizations. Meng was arrested while changing planes in Vancouver but has been released on bail. The U.S. accuses Huawei of using a Hong Kong shell company to deceive banks and do business with Iran in violation of U.S. sanctions. China earlier warned of unspecified dire consequences if Meng wasn't released. The editor-in-chief of the Global Times, a Communist Party-run tabloid known for its provocative views, warned in a video Wednesday night of "retaliatory measures" if Canada doesn't free Meng. "If Canada extradites Meng to the U.S., China's revenge will be far worse than detaining a Canadian," said Hu Xijin, speaking in English. Canada has asked China for extra security at its embassy because of protests and anti-Canadian sentiment and has advised foreign service staff to take precautions, a senior Canadian official told reporters. The United States and China have emphasized that trade talks are separate from Meng's case, though President Donald Trump said Tuesday he would intervene if it would help produce a deal. "If I think it's good for what will be certainly the largest trade deal ever made — which is a very important thing — what's good for national security — I would certainly intervene if I thought it was necessary," Trump told Reuters in an interview. The suggestion Meng could be a political pawn makes the situation more awkward for Canada. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau bristled at Trump's assertion, saying: "Regardless of what goes on in other countries, Canada is, and will always remain, a country of the rule of law." Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said it was "quite obvious" any foreign country requesting extradition should ensure "the process is not politicized." "Trump's remarks could be interpreted as creating the appearance that the arrest also had political motivations," said Gregory Yaeger of the Stroock law firm, a former Justice Department attorney. "This could undermine the U.S.'s reputation as a country that follows the 'rule of law,' and could ultimately undermine both the Meng prosecution and the trade talks." Earlier this year, Trump drew fire for intervening on behalf of Huawei's smaller Chinese rival, ZTE Corp., after the company was barred it from buying U.S. technology over exports to Iran and North Korea. Trump restored access after ZTE agreed to pay a $1 billion fine, change its board and executives and install a team of U.S.-selected compliance managers. Also Thursday, Ministry of Commerce spokesman said Chinese and U.S. officials were in "close contact" over the trade dispute but gave no timeline for possible face-to-face talks. Asked whether a Chinese delegation would go to Washington, spokesman Gao Feng said, "China welcomes the U.S. side to come to China for consultations, and also is open to communicating with the United States." Gao said the two sides had reached a "common understanding" on agricultural products, energy and automobiles, which the two sides previously announced. He said additional details would be announced later.

Supporters hold signs and Chinese flags outside British Columbia Supreme Court during the third day of a bail hearing for Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies, in Vancouver, on Tuesday December 11, 2018. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

China's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday denied knowledge of the detention of a former Canadian diplomat, as Chinese citizens rejoiced over a Canadian court's decision to release a top Huawei Technologies executive on bail. The release of Huawei Technologies' chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, prompted an outpouring of support on social media for her and her company, which is based in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen. Zeng Yuan, a university student in Beijing, was among many who believe the detention of former diplomat Michael Kovrig was related to Meng's case. "It is a kind of declaration to the Canadian government," the finance student told The Associated Press. "This makes sense. China cannot sit and await its fate, and let them make ambiguous accusations against Chinese citizens." Meng was detained Dec. 1 at the request of the U.S., which accuses Huawei of using a Hong Kong shell company to sell equipment to Iran in violation of U.S. sanctions. After three days of hearings, a British Columbia justice granted bail Tuesday of 10 million Canadian dollars ($7.5 million) to Meng, but required her to wear an ankle bracelet, surrender her passports, stay in Vancouver and its suburbs and confine herself to one of her two Vancouver homes from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. While declining to confirm Kovrig's detention, Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said the International Crisis Group, where Kovrig is a Hong-Kong-based analyst, was not registered in China and its activities in the country were illegal. "I do not have information to provide you here," he said. "If there is such a thing, please do not worry, it is assured that China's relevant departments will definitely handle it according to law." Because Kovrig's organisation is not registered as a non-governmental organisation in China, "once its staff become engaged in activities in China, it has already violated the law," Lu said. He repeated China's demand for the immediate release of Meng, whose father founded Huawei, a leading telecommunications equipment maker that has strong connections to the Chinese government and military. Meng's case has set off a diplomatic furore among the three countries and complicated high-stakes U.S.-China trade talks. Canadian Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale confirmed Kovrig's detention The International Crisis Group said he was taken into custody Monday night by the Beijing Bureau of Chinese State Security, which handles intelligence and counterintelligence matters in the Chinese capital, Rob Malley, president of the Brussels-based group, said he thinks Kovrig was in Beijing on personal matters at the time of his arrest and was definitely not there for any illegal purpose or for any reason that would undermine Chinese national security.


This photo taken in St Maarten after Hurricane Irma shows the damage sustained inside the airport terminal.

Travellers to St Maarten can now make use of the terminalbuilding of the island's famous Princess Juliana International Airport. On Tuesday, the arrival and departure operations returned to the terminal building which was severely damaged by Hurricane Irma in 2017. This move is part of phase 1 of the return of operations to the terminal building according to a report. [related node_id='6887c7c6-a590-40f6-80ca-53501f1e350b'] The temporary arrival and departure pavilions are scheduled to be dismantled on December 15. An official ceremony marking the return of airport operations to the terminal building will be held on Tuesday, December 18, which will also kick off the airport’s 75th anniversary celebrations.

Photo courtesy the UWI Seismic Research Centre.

The University of the West Indies (UWI) Seismic Research Centre recorded a total of three seismic events in the Windward Islands one of which occurred in Dominica, between Tuesday and Wednesday. The first event was recorded around 9:00 pm local time on December 11,2018, with a magnitude of 4.0. The event's location was latitude 16.74N, longitude 59.58W, with a depth of 10 kilometres. The event was located 224 kilometres east-northeast ofPoint-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, 255 kilometres east ofSaint John's, Antigua and Barbuda, and257 kilometres northeast of Roseau, Dominica. The second event took place just 17 minutes later around 9:17 pm local time with a magnitude of 3.7 and a depth of five kilometres. The event was just 11 kilometres northeast of Roseau, Dominica, 89 kilometres north-northwest of Fort-de-France, Martinique, and 100 kilometres south-southeast ofPoint-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe. The third event took place around 3:00 am on Thursday morning with a magnitude of 4.0 and depth of 10 kilometres. The event was located just 94 kilometres of Bridgetown, Barbados,102 kilometressoutheast of Kingstown, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and153 kilometres southeast of Castries, Saint Lucia. If you felt this earthquake, please tell us (http://uwiseismic.com/EarthquakeFeedback.aspx) DISCLAIMER: These events have not been reviewed by an analyst but were automatically located by a seismological computational system. These preliminary results may vary when new additional data are processed.


Olivier Giroud celebrates scoring with Cesc Febregas.

Olivier Giroud came off the bench to salvage an under-strength Chelsea a laboured 2-2 draw at Vidi in the Europa League on Thursday. With the Blues already confirmed as Group L winners, Maurizio Sarri made 10 changes to the side that beat Manchester City last weekendand was almost made to endure an embarrassing defeat. The visitors made life difficult for themselves as an Ethan Ampadu own goal quickly erased Willian's 30th-minute opener, before Loic Nego fired the unheralded Hungarians into the lead 11 minutes after the restart. But the loss of Alvaro Morata to a first-half knee problem proved an unlikelyblessing in disguise for Chelsea as Giroud stroked in their second free-kick late in the match to ensure the Premier League side enter the knockout rounds unbeaten. Vidi's deep defence made for a pedestrian start and it took Willian's moment of class to breathe life into the contest. The Brazilian guided a fine free-kick beyond the cumbersome Adam Kovacsik, although the lead lasted less than two minutes as Ampadu awkwardly headed a corner into his own net at the other end. Chelsea's luck continued to run against them when Morata, a largely peripheral figure, went down clutching his left knee in innocuous circumstances before the break and needed replacing. The dangerous Nego left nothing to chance about the goal that put Vidi ahead, lashing home on the volley afterGeorgi Milanov spotted his run to the far post. Giroud failed to capitalise on either of two good opportunities that initially came his way, but the France striker made amends in the 75th minute, mirroring Willian's earlier set-piece wizardry to seal a share of the points. What does it mean? Sarri toys with momentum So impressive in battling past Premier League champions City last Saturday, head coach Sarri might regret the wholesale changes he made for this trip. The question of whether momentum has been squandered will be answered at the Amex Stadium on Sunday. Nego bamboozles Blues The brightest spark in an often lifeless first half, one-time Roma man Nego was full of enterprise in getting forward at every opportunity and his volley was a finish to savour. Ampadu opens the door to defeat Sarri has effectively told Gary Cahill he is free to leave the club in January and, though Ampadu's own goal is unlikely to be enough to make him reconsider that stance, it was an avoidable moment the teenager will be eager to forget. What's next? Chelsea will expect better when they visit Brighton and Hove Albion in the Premier League on Sunday, the same day as Vidi's home date with Hungarian leaders Ferencvaros.

Australia Test captain Tim Paine.

Australia have named an unchanged team for the inaugural Test at Perth Stadium against India, starting on Friday. Aaron Finch has retained his place at the top of the order after failing twice in a defeat in the opening Test at Adelaide Oval. Mitchell Starc unsurprisingly keeps his spot in the side despite concerns being expressed about the left-arm paceman's lack of rhythm. Captain Tim Paine damaged his troublesome right index finger in the first Test, but declared himself fit as Australia attempt to level the four-match series. Paine said Starc's place in the team was never really in doubt and backed the quick to show what he is capable of in conditions which should bring out the best in him. "I don't think there was any [consideration],” Paine said on Thursday. "Starcy has been good for us. The criticism he's come under this week has been pretty unfair. "His best and his worst are getting closer together and I think we're getting closer to his best again. "When he cops criticism he takes it pretty personally and sometimes that brings the best out of him." India will have to do without Rohit Sharma (back) and Ravichandran Ashwin (side). Australia:Aaron Finch, Marcus Harris, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Travis Head, Tim Paine (captain), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood.


A police officer's body camera caught the moment a boy jumped from the second floor of a Dallas-area apartment into the arms of officers below. Video obtained by television station KDFW shows Balch Springs Police officers trying to get inside the apartment building on the outskirts of Dallas. When the shooting flames prevent them from accessing the building, Officer Corey Jones throws a baton through a second-floor window from the ground and the boy is coaxed into jumping to the officers below. The fire department arrives soon after and uses a ladder to rescue his mother, Keisha Sowels. She said her son encouraged her to jump, but officer David Fields told her that firefighters were almost there, and to wait. Police say the mother and son are recovering.

In this Oct. 21, 2018, photo, Yohanna Banunaek, cries as she talks about her late daughter Adelina Sau, in Abi village in West Timor, Indonesia. Sau had been working as a maid for a Malaysian family when a local lawmaker's office received a tip from neighbors who suspected she was being abused.

The stranger showed up at the girl's door one night with a tantalising job offer: Give up your world, and I will give you a future. It was a chance for 16-year-old Marselina Neonbota to leave her isolated village in one of the poorest parts of Indonesia for neighbouring Malaysia, where some migrant workers can earn more in a few years than in a lifetime at home. A way out for a girl so hungry for a life beyond subsistence farming that she walked 22 kilometres (14 miles) every day to the schoolhouse and back. She grabbed the opportunity — and disappeared. The cheerful child known to her family as Lina joined the army of Indonesians who migrate every year to wealthier countries in Asia and the Middle East for work. Thousands come home in coffins or vanish. Among them, possibly hundreds of trafficked girls have quietly disappeared from the impoverished western half of Timor island and elsewhere in Indonesia's East Nusa Tenggara province. The National Agency for Placement and Protection of Indonesian Workers has counted more than 2,600 cases of dead or missing Indonesian migrants since 2014. And even those numbers mostly leave out people like Lina who are recruited illegally -- an estimated 30 percent of Indonesia's 6.2 million migrant workers. On that night in 2010, Lina didn't seem to sense the danger posed by the stranger named Sarah. But Lina's great-aunt and great-uncle, who had raised her, were hesitant. Sarah insisted they could trust her; she was related to the village chief. And Lina would only be gone two years. Lina's aunt, Teresia Tasoin, knew a Malaysian salary could support the whole family. Her husband — fighting both a teenager's excitement and a crushing headache — doubted he could stop Lina from going. Still, the couple wanted to hold a Catholic prayer service for Lina before she left. Sarah promised she would only take Lina to the provincial capital of Kupang for one night to organise her paperwork, then bring her back the next day. It was a lie. Less than one hour after Sarah walked into their home, she walked back out with Lina. And just like that, their girl was gone. Looking back on it now, Tasoin crumbles under the weight of what-ifs. "I regret it," she says through tears. "I regret letting her go." ___ When it comes to tracking the fate of migrants, Asia is the blackest of black holes. It has more migrants than any region on earth, with millions traveling within Asia and to the Mideast for work. Yet it has the least data on those who vanish. In an exclusive tally, The Associated Press found more than 8,000 cases of dead and missing migrants in Asia and the Mideast since 2014, in addition to the 2,700 listed by the U.N.'s International Organization for Migration. More than 2,000 unearthed by the AP were from the Philippines alone. And countless other cases are never reported. These workers reflect part of the hidden toll of global migration. An AP investigation documented at least 61,135 migrants dead or missing worldwide over the same period,a tally that keeps rising. That's more than double the number found by the IOM, the only group that has tried to count them. While it's not clear how many left for jobs, in general workers make up about two-thirds of international migrants, according to the International Labor Organisation; the rest are fleeing everything from drug violence to war and famine. Migrants may die on perilous journeys through deserts or at sea, while many others like Lina disappear into networks that traffic in people. In deeply Christian East Nusa Tenggara, the church has become one of the few advocates for the dead and disappeared. With the impoverished province home to the highest number of trafficking cases in the country, nuns and priests have transformed themselves into counter-trafficking crusaders. Inside a little church across from Lina's house, Sister Laurentina is praying before a riveted crowd. Slight and soft-spoken, the nun — who like many Indonesians goes by only one name — is nonetheless a giant presence before the parishioners. There is danger in trusting illegal recruiters, she warns. There is death. Her words are not hyperbole. She waits at the airport for the arrival of nearly every migrant worker's corpse that is flown back to Kupang, a ritual that has earned her the nickname "Sister Cargo." One day after her warning to parishioners, she will be back at the airport, praying over the 89th coffin this year that has returned from Malaysia with the remains of a local migrant. Some die from accidents or illness, she says. Others from neglect and abuse. Laurentina is one of the few people in West Timor even trying to track the missing. Since 2012, she has traveled across the island to educate villagers on the dangers of traffickers. She has held at least 20 meetings this year alone. Laurentina asks each audience if anyone has lost contact with a relative who migrated for work. And at every meeting, for six years, at least one or two people have told her: Yes, my child is missing. Most are girls. The remoteness of West Timor and a lack of education mean many people just don't understand the danger. But even for those who do, a trip through the drought-punished region makes clear why they risk their lives to leave. Gnarled trees cling to barren hills. Many of the rivers have run dry. Emaciated dogs lick desperately at cracked-open coconuts lying on the dusty ground. With no real industry here, generations of villagers have migrated to Malaysia to work as maids or on plantations. But in the past few years, migrant trafficking has picked up, as traffickers move to the most remote areas in search of fresh, unsuspecting prey. Many victims end up overworked and underpaid, and some are forced into prostitution. In the village of Oe'Ekam, priest Maximus Amfotis watches as locals line up at a water tank, filling containers some will have to lug several kilometers home. He regularly hears of local teens migrating to Malaysia for work, never to return. There was a new case just two weeks ago, he says. The cycle seems endless. "If we cannot stop this problem," he says, "I fear that the current generation will be lost." ___ Unlike Lina, Orance Faot was betrayed by her own flesh and blood. The road to her house is so rocky that by the time you arrive, it feels like you've gone through an hours-long earthquake. The sunny, hardworking girl was just 14 when she traveled down that same rocky path four years ago on a motorbike bound for Kupang. That morning, Orance told the grandmother she lived with, Margarita Oematan, that she was going with her older cousin Yeni to a priest's house to study the Bible. When she failed to return, her uncle went looking for her. He walked as far as the river where she sometimes swam, but found no trace of his niece or Yeni. A driver later told the family that the girls had hired a bike. When the family finally got hold of Yeni, she denied knowing what had happened to Orance. But the Faots suspected Yeni had turned Orance over to a recruiter. Eventually, they did something few here do — they went to the police. In much of West Timor's remote interior, electricity, phones,and cars are a luxury. So absolute is the isolation that some islanders have never even seen the sea. So when a child goes missing, many families don't know who can help. Families also hesitate to contact officials because they often accept payment from the recruiters, who exploit a tradition known as okomama. The practice involves placing a small gift — a bit of money or betel nut — in a basket in exchange for a favor. The offering is a show of respect. It is also a contract. The Faots, though, say they never received anything for Orance. Yeni told police she had introduced Orance to a Chinese man, according to an investigator. The Chinese man told officials he had handed Orance over to a recruiter who often sends girls to work as maids in Malaysia. But the recruiter — who would later be convicted in a different trafficking case — denied knowing Orance, said the investigator, who spoke anonymously because he was not authorised to discuss the case. Orance's case is hardly an anomaly, the investigator says. In his visits to nearly 150 villages, most of the families he's interviewed say they have lost contact with at least one relative who migrated for work. And most of the missing, he says, are girls. The fact that Orance appears to have been lured by her own cousin is also typical. Field recruiters almost always have some connection to their victims, making them seem trustworthy. For each person they hand over, a field recruiter gets anywhere from a few hundred to more than a thousand dollars from agents up the chain, police, and experts say. Officials searched immigration records for Orance, without success. That's not surprising, as traffickers often falsify names, birthdays and addresses on migration papers. Finding these girls is virtually impossible, says Among Resi, head of the IOM's counter-trafficking and labor migration unit in Indonesia. The families have almost no details on where their child has gone. They rarely even have a photo. The assumption, Resi says, is that many of the girls are trapped in their employers' homes. Domestic workers are highly vulnerable to abuse, because they toil behind closed doors for families who often take their passports to stop them from fleeing. Other girls, Resi says, may have run away and ended up in abusive relationships or encountered other dangers. Some answers to the fate of the missing can be found by talking to those who returned. Yunita Besi, the daughter of a village chief, was 18 when she went with a recruiter promising work as a maid in Malaysia. For months, she says, she and a group of girls were bounced from one locked house to another, forbidden from going outside or using phones. Those who broke the rules, she says, were beaten. She eventually ended up in the port town of Dumai, and knew she'd soon be shipped to Malaysia. One day, when the security guards were away, she managed to call her father. He ordered her to put the recruiter on the line, then threatened to call the police if his daughter was not released. Yunita was set free. Orance's family is still hoping for a call of their own. But after four years of silence, much of that hope has given way to dread. In their home today, Orance exists only on paper. A report card cataloguing her cleverness. A school photo capturing her big brown eyes. A birth certificate memorializing the day she entered their world, and a police report memorializing the day she left. "So many coffins are coming back with bodies," Oematan says. "I'm always afraid that someday, it will be Orance inside one." ___ Adelina Sau's long journey home came in a shrink-wrapped coffin marked "Fragile." Her grave lies along the side of a lonely road. Staring out from the tombstone's tiles is a blurry picture of her face, an image taken from a photo a cop snapped of her passport. That grainy picture-of-a-picture is the only photo of Adelina that her family has. A copy hangs on the wall of their tin-roofed house, above a few sacks of rice that will feed the family half the year. The rest of the time, they will survive on their corn and cassava crops. Tall and sturdy, Adelina was strong enough as a child to help her parents lug buckets of rice from the farm to their home. Though obedient, she grew tired of their poverty, and envied her friend's new clothes. So Adelina got excited when a recruiter visited her house in 2013, offering a babysitting job in Malaysia for $200 a month. At 15, Adelina was too young to legally migrate for work, but the recruiter promised he would take care of her documents. Which is how Adelina entered Malaysia on a passport listing her age as six years older, her family says. The recruiter's other promises fell apart. Adelina returned home after a year, having been paid just $200 total. A few weeks later, another recruiter came knocking. This time, her family says, it was a neighbor's friend named Flora. She offered Adelina a job as a maid in Malaysia, an offer flatly rejected by Adelina's mother, Yohanna Banunaek. Her daughter had just been cheated by the last recruiter, she told Flora. But the next morning, while Banunaek was working on the farm, Flora returned to the house and left with Adelina. When Banunaek came home, she was frantic. She ordered a relative of Flora's to try and contact her. A week later, she says, a gift from Flora arrived: Around $30. The family never heard from her again. They didn't report Adelina's disappearance because they didn't know how. A year passed with no news. Still, in 2015, Adelina's sister, Yeti, accepted a job as a babysitter in Malaysia. Two years later, Yeti returned home safely, having been paid what she was promised. For her, the deal had been a dream. For Adelina, a nightmare. Word of Adelina's fate finally arrived in February this year. So painful were the details that her mother couldn't eat for a week. Adelina had been working as a maid for a Malaysian family when a local lawmaker's office received a tip from neighbours who suspected she was being abused. Officials found bruises on her head and face and infected wounds on her hand and legs, police said. She was hospitalised, but died the next day. An autopsy found septicemia and cited possible abuse and neglect. A grim photo of Adelina on local news sites showed her sleeping outside the home on a ragged mat near the family's dog. A 59-year-old woman was charged with murder. Her trial is pending. Adelina's parents kept their daughter's coffin inside their home for two days before laying her to rest. A few months later, Yeti gave birth to a baby girl. She named her Adelina. Banunaek believes the baby holds her daughter's soul. Banunaek clings to this belief, and to the sweet memories of her lost girl. Along with the blurry photo, there's little else she has left. ___ Five years after Lina went missing, the military paid a chance visit to her village. Lina's uncle, Laurencius Kollo, told them about the night his niece walked out the door with Sarah. The soldiers alerted the police, who took an official report. Kollo and his wife waited for news. It never came. The years dragged on. Kollo prayed every night for his niece's return. He would walk and walk around the village to try and release his pain. And then, one day in March this year, word arrived that a neighbour's daughter was returning home from Malaysia. Maybe, Kollo thought, Lina was coming with her. In a rush of hope and excitement, the frail 69-year-old climbed a tree to pick some betel leaves. As he clung to the branches, he watched the sun set and daydreamed about Lina. Maybe this would be the day he could finally hug her. Lost in his memories, Kollo slipped. He crashed to the earth and blacked out. When he awoke, his arm was broken. And so was his heart. Because Lina never came home that day.