Royal Cayman Islands Police officers and scenes of crime
investigators spent Monday afternoon searching an area near Pedro Castle in
Savannah for a missing woman.
A white Honda Civic belonging to Kerran Natalee Baker,
25, of Jamaica, was found on the cemetery lawn just down the road from the
Pedro entrance Monday.
Ms Baker had not been heard from since around 5pm
Saturday. Police said she was last seen driving her Honda in the Red Bay
Friends of Ms Baker’s who had gathered where her car
was found Monday said neither they, nor her family in Jamaica, could get
through to her cell phone. They got worried and one friend went to Ms Baker’s
home on Arrow Drive in Bodden Town Saturday night, getting into the residence
with assistance from the landlord.
The 25-year-old woman’s handbag and groceries were
found in the home. Some groceries she had bought earlier in the day were still
on the kitchen counter.
Police were contacted shortly thereafter.
“The fact that Kerran left the house without her
handbag is very unusual,” said RCIPS Superintendent Marlon Bodden. “She also
uses her phone a lot, but none of her friends or family received any calls or
messages from her since Saturday evening.”
During a search of Ms Baker’s car, police found what
appeared to be a suitcase in the trunk of her vehicle. There were several
packages inside wrapped in plastic bags, but police gave no indication of what
those might contain.
Scenes of crime officers spent most of the afternoon
Monday processing the vehicle for evidence, including dusting for fingerprints
and removing certain items from inside. After a search of the vehicle was
completed, police K-9 units and the RCIPS helicopter made a full sweep of the
A security guard at Pedro reported to facility
management on Monday that he believed the white Honda had been parked on the
lawn near the cemetery since Saturday evening. Police could not immediately
confirm those reports.
A wedding was being held at Pedro on Saturday evening,
and facility managers said it was likely any vehicle parked near the grounds
would have evaded notice at least for a while. It was not known if Ms Baker had
attended Saturday’s event at Pedro.
“As yet no trace of Kerran has been found. I would ask
anyone who saw Kerran after 5pm on Saturday to contact us immediately,” Mr.
She is described as being around 5’5” in height and
approximately 135 lbs. She has brown eyes and dark shoulder length hair. At
this stage there is no description available of the clothes she was last seen
Anyone with any information about Kerran should
contact George Town police station on 949-4222.