Features — 08 April 2014 — by Albert J. Ciego
12 persons missing since 2014 began

The mystery of several individuals who went missing in the first three months of the year deepens, as another person, a Sarteneja resident, is added to the growing missing person list.

So far, twelve persons have been reported missing, including the most recent disappearance, which was reported yesterday, Wednesday. Corozal police found the boat of a Sarteneja resident known as “Dean” abandoned in the Sarteneja area, and 4 expended shells were found in his boat.

The year began with the disappearance of Katherine Illeana Medrano, 16, who ran away from home on Thursday, January, 13. She has not been seen since.

Then Osborne Jones, of Ladyville, left home at about 10:00 Saturday morning, February 22, which was the last time he was seen or heard from.

Two men of San Pedro, Vincent Crawford and Dean Joseph of the San Mateo area, have been reported missing since March 1. They went to sea in the northern San Pedro area and have not been seen since.

Then on March 12, Alex Myers of corner Vernon and Partridge Streets in Belize City, left home and failed to return. To date, he has not been seen or heard from.

Jose “Joe” Acevedo of San Pedro has been missing since 9:00 a.m. Thursday morning, March 13, after he went fishing in the northern San Pedro area.

Also missing from San Pedro is Elias Hernandez. He has been missing since November 12, 2013.

Meredeth Staine, 13, ran away from her home in Bullet Tree Falls on Sunday, March 16, and has not been seen or heard from since.

On Wednesday, March 26, three persons were reported missing from Belmopan. Ami Rosani Polanco, 15, a third form student, left her home in Belmopan on Monday, March 23, to go to school and did not return. Her whereabouts remain unknown.

Touri Conorque, 13, of Sapodilla Street, on the same day, March 23, went to school and to date has not returned.

And Isidro Zacarias, 52, of Brazil Street in the Salvapan area of Belmopan, left home on Friday, March 14, and has not returned.

Anyone who knows the whereabouts of any of these persons is urged to call the nearest police station or 0800-922-TIPS.

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