Police trace timeline for missing woman
Searches being conducted by the Royal Cayman Islands Police
Service and volunteer teams in the area where a missing woman’s car was found
Monday turned up a set of car keys in the bush and some blood-stained rocks
near the shoreline.
However, as of press time Wednesday, there was no trace of
Kerran Natalee Baker, 25. Ms Baker has not been seen or heard from since
Her abandoned Honda Civic was found just outside the Pedro
St. James Castle parking lot entrance on Monday afternoon and police said the
car keys discovered Tuesday night were located near the vehicle.
A friend of Ms Baker’s identified the keys as belonging to
the Jamaican national who has worked in Cayman as a nurse for the last
two-and-a-half years. However, RCIPS Chief Superintendent John Jones said
Wednesday that hadn’t been precisely determined.
Mr. Jones said the keys did appear to go to a Honda vehicle.
“The fact that you find the keys in the bush, that’s
bizarre,” he said, noting that it raised the possibility that someone could
have thrown them there after parking the Honda.
The blood stains found on the rocks near the shore were
further away and rather small, according to Mr. Jones. He said they were being
processed for any evidence value they might have.
Mr. Jones said the stains were “not in close vicinity to the
Friends of Kerran Baker’s who assisted in the Tuesday night
search near Pedro St. James and in Beach Bay, Bodden Town were said to number
somewhere between 200 and 300 at one stage.
“It was really good, because when we put out [the
notification about the search] we were expecting 50, 60 people,” said Inia Ricketts,
a close friend of Ms Baker’s. “I was really grateful to see the turnout…they
wouldn’t give up.”
Some searches stayed out until about 1.30am Wednesday and
went to other areas including near Caribbean Utilities Company property in
Industrial Park and Camana Bay.
“We’re going to push and pray until something turns up,” Ms
Ms Ricketts said Ms Baker’s mom and her fiancé had arrived
in Cayman around noon Wednesday.
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