At 7am on the 12th of December, 2014, Lillian Jacobson (13) left her uncle’s address in Luton, Bedfordshire, to attend school but did not arrive there. She has not been seen since. Bedfordshire Police are appealing for help to trace the girl and say she is black, of slight build, with short black braided hair. No description of her clothing is available.
It is thought that she is with her mother, Genevieve Adetoro (47), also black, and officers from the Bedfordshire Missing Persons Unit are concerned for her welfare. Not much informaiton has been released about Lillian or her family situation, but it appears Lillian created a Change.Org petition in 2014.
In the petition Lillian writes:
"My mother Genevieve Adetoro is in Yarlswood Detention Centre in Bedford, since August 2013. She's a Nigeria citizen. Its been hard, I don't know what to do without her most of the things I used to do with her I can't, I miss her so much. She's in a wheelchair unable to walk and she's ill. Ever since all of this I couldn't help but self harm because I was so upset by mum not being home and my dad being really ill."
Genevieve Adetoro had been arrested at work in 2006 (for being undocumented) and while serving a sentence in 2007, she suffered a stroke. Once she had served her sentence Genevieve was not released back to the care of her family and community in Luton where she has lived since 1996, rather she was transferred to Yarlswood Detention Prison (or what the government calls an Immigration Removal Centre). After her stroke, Genevieve was left paralysed on her left side and in a wheel chair. She has Cranio-Vertebral Anomolies, Angina, Hypertension, Cell Anaemia, Osteo Arthritis and Depression. She takes 15 different kinds of medicine a day. She is dependent on others for help with her personal care, such as bathing, feeding and dressing.