Leaving no stone unturned in their search for a missing George Town landfill worker, police brought in specially trained dogs to comb through the dump site Tuesday.
Thirty-seven year old Anna Evans vanished sometime last 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.
Mrs. Evans’ family members told the Caymanian Compass last week that the mother of five had received a call from her husband while she was at work on the day she vanished. However, Royal Cayman Islands Police investigators could not confirm those accounts.
Officers on scene at the landfill Tuesday said the search dogs had been brought in from a US law enforcement agency and were being used to go over areas of the dump that police and volunteers had previously searched. There was no clear indication as of Tuesday on whether Mrs. Evans had left the landfill property at anytime during the day of her disappearance.
Police 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 that day.
No trace of Anna has been found, aside from her handbag, which was left at a work shack at the dump, despite searches at the landfill site and outlying areas the previous weekend.
“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 hotline number for information relating to Anna’s disappearance. But despite that number being well publicised not one single call has been received. The number is 526-0911.
Mr. Barrow 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 cooperate if they had any information or if they wished to participate in volunteer searches.