Royal Cayman Islands Police investigators looking into the 30 July
disappearance of a nurse from her Bodden Town home said Thursday that more
people have started to come forward with information in the case.
Kerran Baker, 25, of Jamaica was last seen around 7pm Saturday, 30 July
leaving the airport Fosters store.
RCIPS Chief Superintendent John Jones said police have begun to
establish a timeline for several days prior to Ms Baker’s vanishing, but he
said officers have received little verifiable information about what happened
to her after 30 July.
A friend of Ms Baker’s found her purse and several full bags of
groceries on the counter of her home on Arrow Drive the evening of 31 July
about 24 hours after Ms Baker was last sighted. Since then police have been
investigating her disappearance and have assigned as many as 15 detectives
working on the case.
“We don’t have any additional information that would take us any closer
to what has happened with Kerran, or where she could possibly be,” said RCIPS
Superintendent Marlon Bodden.
A number of public comments have been made regarding the police
investigation in the two weeks since Ms Baker disappeared and police on
Thursday were reluctant to give specifics of those matters.
For instance, some reports had Ms Baker going on a date the Saturday
night she was last seen; some reports had the missing woman going to East End,
others staying at home. Mr. Jones said it appeared that Ms Baker was in the
process of preparing a meal at home that night.
“That is a part of our inquiries, and if we could have confirmed that
with you openly then we would have done so,” Mr. Bodden said.
Another report had a cable company employee calling Ms Baker’s home
looking for her and speaking with a man on the other end of the line who told
the cable employee she was not there.
Mr. Bodden said it did appear from police investigations that there had
been conversations with the cable company on Thursday about getting service to
her residence, but nothing else had been confirmed, he said. Police were making
enquiries into the matter.
Yet other reports had Ms Baker going to Cayman Brac prior to her
disappearance, but Mr. Jones said there was no indication that had occurred.
“We did conduct enquiries into Cayman Brac and Little Cayman as well,”
Mr. Bodden said. Police said no searches were conducted in Cayman Brac.
Superintendent Bodden said some people with information had been coming
forward “slowly” and it was taking some time to confirm or rule out their accounts.
He also noted that police officers were still spending hours going through CCTV
footage of areas where Ms Baker might have been seen the night of 30 July.
No arrests have been made in connection with the investigation, police
“This is not business as usual,” Mr. Bodden said. “This is a serious