Highlights — 18 July 2014

Three persons, reported missing, have not yet been found. They are Hilmar Cal, 15, of Libertad, who went missing on Thursday, January 31; Mamerto Castillo, 87, missing since February 13; and Conrad Jones, 64, a retired inspector of police, missing since September 13, 2012.

Hilmar Ical left home in Libertad to sell homemade bread in Corozal Town, and has failed to return home since, and no one seems to know where he is.

Ical is described as being of Mestizo descent, with brown complexion; he is about 5 feet tall, of medium built and weighs about 85 pounds. Ical is now missing for 27 days.

Marmerto Castillo, also known as “Don Mito,” of Yo Creek Village, Orange Walk, was last seen 14 days ago by his family, at about 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 13, when he left home to go for firewood in San Lazaro Village.

To date, his whereabouts are unknown. Castillo was last seen wearing a light pink long-sleeved shirt and khaki long pants. The family said that Castillo has problems with his hearing, and is offering a reward of $400 for information leading to his successful recovery.

Conrad Jones, of West Street, Belize City, is now missing for 5 months. He was last seen by his family on Wednesday, September 12, when he left his home to go to work at the Customs Department in Belize City. Reports are that on that Wednesday, he went to Benque Viejo, where he works at the Belize Customs as a customs guard.

After he finished work for the day, a driver drove him down and left him at the Hattieville roundabout to get a passage to continue his journey to Belize City. Reports are that he arrived at the roundabout about 11:30 that Wednesday night and was seen in the area until about 2:30 Thursday morning, after which he disappeared and has not been heard from since.

Anyone who knows the whereabout of Conrad Jones or the other missing men are urged to call 911 or the nearest police station. The family is also offering a reward of $400 for information leading to the successful recovery of Jones.

Jones was a veteran police officer of 34 years of service.

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