Civil servants plan massive search for Anna

Anna Evans missing for two weeks

Cayman Islands civil servants are getting in on the search for missing landfill worker Anna Evans, asking as many people “as is humanly possible” to help find their missing colleague. 

 On Saturday, a search party was scheduled to gather in front of the old By-Rite building on Walkers Road across from the Texaco station. Volunteers were asked to gather at 7am and bring proper attire for a long search in the outdoors. 

 “I urge as many of you as possible to join us on this search as we are deeply saddened to know that our colleague and friend is still unaccounted for,” said Cayman Islands Civil Service Association President James Watler. “CICSA wish the family God’s blessings throughout this very difficult and trying time.  We shall continue to bear you up in our prayers and trust that God will comfort you with His love and blessings.”

Thursday marked 14 days since the last confirmed sighting of Mrs. Evans and Royal Cayman Islands Police were asking the public to pull out all the stops to help them find her.

Officers involved in the search for Mrs. Evans asked homeowners and business owners to search their outbuildings and land for any sign of the 37-year-old.

Mrs. Evans was last seen at the George Town landfill around noon on Thursday, 27 January.

For several days police officers and volunteers searched the landfill site and surrounding areas. Last week a team of specialist dogs and handlers was brought in from the US to assist but despite the extensive search, no trace of Mrs. Evans was found, police said.

Her cell phone, believed to be a black Nokia 1660, is also missing.

Officers are now in the process of searching outlying areas of Grand Cayman for any clues that might help locate Mrs. Evans.

“There is a huge amount of land to cover,” said RCIPS Acting Superintendent Richard Barrow.

”That’s why we are asking communities throughout Grand Cayman to join together and join us in the search for Anna.We want everyone to spend some time searching their outbuildings and their land for any sign of her.

“If, during the search, you notice anything unusual or suspicious, please let us know.”

RCIPS officers have begun distributing hundreds of posters in an effort to obtain any information that could help them find Mrs. Evans,

Officers will be approaching staff in gas stations, supermarkets, schools, government buildings, and commercial premises to encourage them to display the posters in prominent positions.

“We are extremely grateful for the support and the help provided by the public so far in the search for Anna,” Mr. Barrow said. “Since Anna disappeared, the community spirit demonstrated by people throughout the Island has been absolutely outstanding.We need that support to continue as we try to find answers for Anna’s family and establish what led to her disappearance on 27 January.

“We hope that by having Anna’s picture prominently displayed in public places throughout Grand Cayman, it may jog someone’s memory, or encourage someone who has information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, to call the enquiry hotline.”

Anyone with information that might assist the enquiry team is asked to call the dedicated hot line, 526-0911.

1 COMMENT

  1. What happened to this young lady chain of concern.. Accountability is the reason supervisors require you to say when you are breaking for lunch, and when you plan to leave site and return. In no way am I trying to point blame, but in any organization accountability of personnel is an important part of any safety program.. Given the nature of that work site, I would have personnel checking in on the hour.
    Definitely! if someone was leaving the site I would need to know.. Head count in Head count out or a sign-in sign-out roster.

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