Leaving no stone unturned in their search for a missing George Town landfill worker, police were bringing in specialist search dogs to comb through the dump site Tuesday.
Thirty-seven year old Anna Evans vanished sometime on Thursday from her workplace at the landfill.The last reported
sighting of her was around noon on Thursday, police said. .
Officers were keen to locate Mrs. Evans’ cell phone, which has not been recovered since her disappearance. The phone is a black Nokia 1661.
Police also released photos of a Department of Environmental Health uniform similar to the one Mrs. Evans’ would have worn while on duty at her job, hoping to jog the memory of anyone might have seen her Thursday. She was also spotted wearing a blue cap.
No trace of Anna has been found, aside from the location of her handbag at a work shack at the dump, despite searches at the landfill site and outlying areas all weekend.
Police said arrangements are
currently being made to bring in “specialist resources” – meaning the search dogs – to assist in the search
of the landfill site and surrounding areas.
“Although the main focus of the search has
been at the landfill site – where Anna was last seen – we have been following a
number of lines of enquiry since Thursday,” RCIPS Chief Inspector Richard Barrow said. “Officers have been interviewing
family members and friends, as well as viewing CCTV footage in an attempt to
establish if Anna actually left the site on Thursday afternoon.”
“We have learned
that Anna often leaves the site around lunchtime and walks into George Town. We
believe that Anna is a very friendly and outgoing person, and we would ask
anyone who saw her or spoke to her on Thursday afternoon to get in contact with
us as soon as possible.”
The RCIPS has set
up a hot-line number for information relating to Anna’s disappearance. But
despite that number being well publicised not one single call has been
Mr. Barow said there have been numerous bogus BBM messages circulating the Islands about Mrs. Evans’ disappearance, some he called “clearly malicious and speculating about the reasons for Anna’s disappearance”.
Deputy Governor Donovan Ebanks said Monday that he had “deep concern” about the situation.
“The passage of each minute, each hour and each day heightens our anxiety about her safety and well-being,” Mr. Ebanks said, urging the public to come forward and co-operate if they had any information or if they wished to participate in volunteer searches.
There will be further updates on this developing story as soon as they become available. Be sure to check back to www.caycompass.com.