Will Never Lie Again

In 2010, Lorene Turner's fourteen-year-old granddaughter, Jakadrien, ran away from home.

Recently, Dallas Police investigators helped her locate the missing teen.

Another case solved.

Except this one is different.

Really different.

Dallas Police detectives found Jakadrien in South America.  Colombia to be exact.

She had been deported by US Immigration and Custom Enforcement officials to Colombia after being detained by authories in Houston.

Evidently, the young teen gave officers a fictious name--one that they matched to a 22-year-woman who was a Colombian native with active warrants.

Somehow, fingerprints or other identifiers were not compared.

And in 2010, Jakadrien, who does not speak Spanish, was flown to Colombia.

Based on the new information by Dallas police, federal officials investigated and learned that Colombia had issued the teen a "work card" and released her there. 

The Colombian government has yet to return the teen, and is evidently still examining the case. 

In the meantime, Ms. Turner waits and wonders how the system failed so miserably in this instance.

For her part in this fiasco, I doubt that Jakadrien will be telling more untruths anytime soon.

And for her, I hope she at least gets book and movie offers out of this ordeal.   

22 comments:

Miranda Hardy said...

Talk about scary. Yikes!

Suz said...

Wow. That's one way to learn a lesson!

Clarissa Draper said...

That's really scary! Living in Mexico, I have met many that have been deported like that. Most have good reason, however.

Brian Miller said...

oh my...how crazy...this must be completely frightening for the family...i can not imagine...

Pat Hatt said...

Wow a little lie and her world was turned upside down. Guess it pays to tell the truth, still scary this can even happen, without so much as a comparision of fingerprints or some data.

Little Ms. Fun said...

Omg, that's crazy!!!! Talk about an adventure...

Christina Lee said...

WHOA--don't even know what to say o this one 'cuz it's flabbergasting!

terri said...

It's so hard to believe this could happen. I read a couple of other articles though, and it sounds like Jakadrien didn't change her story. She kept up the ruse that she was the person whose name she had given to Houston police. Maybe she wanted to disappear in another country??? So strange.

Bob G. said...

Slamdunk:
Guess there was a REALLY hard lesson to be learned about telling the TRUTH impressed upon THAT teen, eh?
(while illegals STILL roam about unchecked...very weird)

Others are right...that's DAMN scary!!

Stay safe out there

Ciara said...

I should let my eldest son read this. He tends to like to tell tall tales. That is a scary mistake.

Chip "Rocket Man" Allen said...

What a nightmare! Reminds me of a Cheech & Chong movie.

Bethany Elizabeth said...

Oh my goodness. I will never lie about my name. Ever. :)

Elana Johnson said...

Holy cow! I hope she gets movie and book deals too! That's crazier than fiction. And sad. :(

Expat From Hell said...

Great story, SD! And so perilously close to home. I guess I'm thankful that our good ol' boys in blue didn't put her on the next Juarez-bound bus. Keep up the great work.

BTW, you would love the funeral dirges going on around here w/o Cowboys in the playoffs....! EFH

Nikole Hahn said...

Talk about justice. What a lesson! Hope she remains safe though until she gets home.

Michael Offutt, Visitor from the Future said...

What a strange story. Did you know that INS can do a raid on a place and ship anyone they find across the border. Say you were visiting at a potato warehouse and the place got raided. They would ask for proof of citizenship. There are only two documents 1) a passport or 2) a birth certificate. I don't know about you, but I don't carry those around with me. Without furnishing these, you'd get shipped just like the others across the border and wind up in Juarez.

My Husband's Watching TV... said...

That's bananas!!!

Candice said...

I saw something like that on an episode of NipTuck!

A Doc 2 Be said...

Speechless (a rarity!).

Holly Lefevre said...

WOW! That is crazy. I am filing this away to pull out at a later date for my kids!

Maxi said...

The one thing I never do is lie…

This incredible story shows the importance of the truth.

Maxi says: To lie is to cheat oneself

chuckmullis said...

Awesome Story. This will make it as an illustration about being authentic. Thanks for posting.