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Three held over disappearance of MP Paulwell's daughter and her mom

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Police investigating the disappearance of Phillip Paulwell's daughter and her mother have taken one of his close female associates and two men into custody, it was revealed late Thursday night.

The suspects were arrested at separate St Andrew properties on Thursday and, according to police sources, will be charged with murder and kidnapping.

The name of the suspect is being witheld until she is charged.

Police sources have said that Paulwell, the Member of Parliament for Kingston Eastern and Port Royal, is not a suspect in the matter.

On September 9 Paulwell had confirmed reports that his 10-month-old daughter Sarayah Paulwell and her mother, 27-year-old Toshyna Patterson, were missing since September 8.

Paulwell said the two were seemingly abducted from their home at Gilmore Drive, Kingston 20, on the morning of September 9 and have not been seen or heard from since.

"This is scary and comes at a time when I have been threatened by scammers who have hacked my phone and banking data and are demanding money to release them," Paulwell said at the time.

"I have made it clear that I will not give in to extortionists, but this is a serious and dangerous development. The matter has been reported to the police and I have given a full statement. I have also increased my security measures," he said.

"I am worried sick over their safety and hope the police, who have launched a high-level investigation, will find the abductors and get them both home safe and sound," added Paulwell.