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Police search for Shana (11)

28 August 2007

BRUSSELS – Shana and her father have been missing for weeks. The federal police and the public prosecution department in Brussels are looking for Roger Joossens and his 11-year-old daughter Shana.

The two have been living in their car for several weeks. The authorities are treating it is a case of parental abduction. In cooperation with Child Focus the public prosecutor in Brussels issued a missing notice for the two on Monday.

On Friday 29 June 41-year-old Roger Joossens picked up daughter Shana from her mother’s home in Zemst. The man had visitation rights with the child until 31 July, but never brought the child back. Since then Roger Joossens and Shana have already been seen in France and Andorra. They may be travelling in Spain at the moment.

It is worrying that the man and his daughter are supposedly “living” in the car and spending the night at public parking lots, authorities say. Joossens is driving a Citroën XM with Belgian number plate XDB-388 and a grey EC trailer.

The police are asking anyone who has seen these people or their vehicle, or knows anything about their whereabouts, to contact detectives at this free number 0800/91.119 or by calling Child Focus at 110. For a picture of Shana see the Child Focus website here.

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

Subject: Belgian news