Royal Cayman Islands Police Service put out the following advisory Friday in relation to a missing child:
“Officers from West Bay are becoming concerned for the safety and well-being of a 12-year-old boy who has been missing since yesterday, Thursday 22 December 2011.
“Richard Powell was last seen by his mother at their home in Hettie’s Lane, West Bay, when she left him, and his 7-year-old sister, to go to work at 7.45am.
“When she returned from work yesterday evening, at approximately 6.30pm, she found her daughter at home, but Richard was missing.
“She then made contact with family and friends and, when she was unable to trace her son, she contacted the police.
“Richard, who is asthmatic, is described as being 5’5” in height, he has short black hair, brown complexion and was wearing a white t-shirt and cream or white plaid pants.
“Richard works as a bag packer at Fosters in West Bay, but did not turn up for work yesterday. He has been missing before and was seen in the Boatswain’s Bay area yesterday evening. He has also been in contact with a family member via Facebook.
“Richard, or anyone who knows where he is, should to contact West Bay police station on 949-3999.”