17-year-old Nadine Hage went missing on Sunday, April 11th, after leaving a relative’s house in Mansourieh, Matn District, but never making it back home.
The Lebanese Internal Security Forces (ISF) issued a missing person’s report on Wednesday, three days after Nadine first went missing.
The ISF and her family are calling on anyone who has seen her or has any information to contact the Broummana police station at 04-860227.
Nadine is the daughter of Rita Wakim Hage, a Lebanese journalist and founder/editor-in-chief of the digital news platform, Up N Down Beirut.
The notice has been shared by Lebanese media personalities, like television hosts Rabia Zayyat and Youmna Sherry, who are desperately trying to help their media colleague locate her missing daughter.
Nadine’s disappearance is raising the alarm as she is the 5th girl to disappear in recent time in what is materializing as a wave of kidnappings across Lebanon.
Last week, a girl in North Lebanon went to work but never came back. Days later her family was contacted by her kidnapper who demanded a $10,000 ransom for her return. She’s reportedly still missing.
A week before that, three sisters went missing and were later found dead on the shore of Tartus in Syria. The family still has no closure as to what happened to their daughters. However, the family believes they were victims of a kidnapping.
Updates on this developing story here.