K-9 searches begin at landfill

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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
received.

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.

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10 COMMENTS

  1. This is so disgusting and frustrating.

    Efforts by the RCIP inquiring of the public and family.

    Malicious calls made to RCIP

    WHERE ARE THE DAMNED SEARCH DOGS that are used by Police Law Enforcement that are serious about rescuing a missing person? The commissioner needs to level with the public and tell us why search dogs are not used putting at risk this woman further as the timing is already 4 days relying on LIMITED RESOURCES THAT COULD HAVE OTHERWISE BEEN UPGRADED WITH SEARCH DOGS IF THE RCIP WOULD SWALLOW THEIR PORIDE AND ASK FOR H E L P!!!!

    Disgusting

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  2. Ummmm…they dont have sniffer dogs on Island.

    Its unfortunate that people hear something and run with it and force the police to check out leads that are rumours or speculation based on gossip. Let the cops do their jobs and if you want to help, then you need to listen and follow instructions of those in charge.

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  3. Commissioner Baines,

    As Caymans Top cop Why have you not taken advice to FLY IN SNIFFER DOGS FROM MIAMI OR EVEN JAMAICA TO DO YOUR JOB PROFESSIONALLY AND DO JUSTICE BY THE MISSING PERSON AND FAMILY?

    OR DO YOU KNOW SOMETHING WE ALL DONT KNOW?

    You seem to have the case solved your own way. Tell us whats missing cause youre not telling us what you really know. If you have not used sniffer Dogs THEN YOU HAVE INFORMATION WE ARE NOT AWARE OF!

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  4. I appreciate that the public want to know whats going on but come on already…the police do need to keep things to themselves.

    FYI – dogs are being brought in…sorry it just wasnt on your time schedule Liverpool.

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  5. Jeremiah Jane

    ITS 4 DAYS already for heaven sakes! Thats too long to wait for sniffer dogs to find a missing person alive!. What do you mean with the lame duck excuse that Dogs are BEING BROUGHT IN?!
    That is very Poor PR Im afraid, and poor RCIP public service to the community!
    The DOGS SHOULD have already been here WORKING ON STAFF AS MEMBERS OF RCIP! Hello!

    Got You!

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  6. Yes, you are right…Cayman should have police dogs that are able to SR. However, where would you like the money / resources to come from? The RCIP (and Cayman in general) are already stretched thin.

    SR dogs require specific training and unfortunately, are not able to double up as drug / bomb dogs. The dogs that are on Island are treated as family pets which lessens their ability to be effective at their jobs.

    I would also like to point out that the RCIP have to jump through government hoops to get the resources they need. Blame the government again for the lack of swift action.

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  7. The money wasted in cocktail parties grinning tin the faces of people you dont like should be redirected to a good cause like K-9s

    Theres no excuse. We must create a budged for K-9s its only the reasonable service of government to find a missing person that has disappeared. Outside of these parameters, one can not say that this is good performance, Id categorize this late and lame duck response as failure.

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  8. Dear RCIP Commissioner Baines,

    Time to use your head and not your heart. Heres a reality check for you:-

    When someone is missing ALL information including rumors is to be regarded and followed through and honored in this effort to find the victim.

    WHAT IF THE SO CALLED RUMORS TURN OUT TO BE THE TRUTH?!

    How does that make RCIP look? Responsible and Professional? .

    You must look at all reports and just maybe what the people may be saying tagged as RUMORS may just be THE TRUTH!.

    If the RCIP would tell us what the rumors are then THIS WILL TAP THE MEMORY OF SOMEONE WHO SAW SOMETHING SIMILAR GOING ON THAT WILL LEAD TO MS. EVANS BEING FOUND!

    RCIP DONT BE SO HIGH HANDED, BIG HEADED AND NAIVE, GIVE PEOPLE A CHANCE TO RESPOND A WITNESS MAY VERY WELL HAVE SEEN SOMETHING THAT CORRESPONDS WITH THE RUMORS, JUST MAYBE. Right now, this is no time to protect details of rumors, its time to examine the rumors follow the lead of the rumors and just maybe you may find something.

    The old folks say WHERE THERES SMOKE THERES FIRE

    Maybe there is some merit to what you think is a rumor. I may well be true.The sooner you deal with this the better for the family and everyone else.

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