Still no sign of missing woman

| 07/08/2011

(CNS): Despite yet another intensive search by police and community volunteers on Saturday there is still no sign of Kerran (Kerry-Ann) Baker who has now been missing for more than one week. A police spokesperson said that more than 100 people joined officers and special constables to comb the islands’ eastern districts from Savannah out to East End, both land side and seaside looking for the missing woman or clues to her whereabouts. However, officials said nothing of significance was uncovered. Police say that are following up each and every possible lead which has seen both the air support unit and marine vessels carry out searches of the seaside in West Bay, canals and sea around Prospect and Newlands.

Chief Superintendent John Jones, who also turned out for the search on Saturday said it was very touching to see so many people come out to show their support for Kerran and her family through their commitment tosearch. “A community that unites together stays together that is what we experienced today,” the senior officer said. “However, we still did not find Kerran and as such we are renewing our plea to (anyone that) knows where she is or has any information as to her whereabouts to please report it to the police or someone you trust. Let’s continue to unite and find this young woman who has been missing for seven days now,” he added.

Kerran was last seen on CCTV footage at Foster’s Airport supermarket at around 7pm on Saturday 31 July. Friends and family say they last heard from her by phone a short time before then. On Sunday a concerned friend who not heard from Kerran since Saturday evening which was out of character for the twenty five year old, went to her home in Bodden Town. She persuaded the landlord to open the apartment in Arrow Drive Where Kerran lives alone where they phone her handbag and partially unpacked groceries from Fosters. They then raised the alarm with the police.

Kerran’s white Honda Civic was then found near to Pedro St James around lunch time on Monday 1 August and her car keys the following evening some fifty feet away by some smears of what police said could be blood but this has not yet been confirmed.

Since then, aside from a possible sighting of her car in Midway Close in the Lower Valley area around 9pm which has not yet yielded any further clues there has been no further information on what could have happened to Kerran after she got home from Fosters supermarket.

Several of Kerran’s family members including her parents, aunt and sister are now in Cayman from Jamaica helping with the searches. Kerran’s father Wilmot Anthony worked in the Cayman Islands for more than a decade and has pleaded for people to contact him if they are afraid to go to the police if they know anything at all.

Meanwhile, investigators continue to ask people who knew Kerran to come forward with any information about her that may offer a possible clue to what has happen to her.

The public is asked to call the police on 949 7777 or Wilmot Anthony on 321 4271 or alternatively the anonymous tips line 800 TIPS (8477) if they can offer any information that could assist the investigation.

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  1. Alfonso says:

    First Anna Evans then Kerran Baker. This is very disturbing. Two women are now missing, and no bodies are found. Women, please, watch yourselves, secure your homes, and be careful with who you associate. Don't be by yourself in secluded places or around people you are not familiar with – think smart.

  2. Anonymous says:

    CNS those of us who were out searching yesterday, Sunday, found more evidence. Ask the police for an update.

  3. Anonymous says:

    A smart suggestion on sending divers to look in the coastal area near Pedro. Most diving operators would volunteer some staff & boats to assist in this effort. I for one would volunteer, but the Police need to co-ordinate it. In retrospect, this should have been considered at the 48 hour mark from when Kerran was identified as missing.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Kerran’s white Honda Civic was then found near to Pedro St James around lunch time on Monday 1 August and her car keys the following evening some fifty feet away by some smears of ….Do the police have to wait 24 hrs or try to locate someone before they start a search? I mean if they dont then more than 30 hrs later they find her car keys 50 feet away.

    • Anonymous says:

      Perhpas she was being watched in the Foster's parking lot. Did anyone see suspious characters hanging around maybe looking for a victim? What about security cameras out in the parking lot?

  5. Anonymous says:

    Why not have the Cayman Islands Fire Service assist in the search????

  6. Anonymous says:

    This is a horrible situation and my prayers are with the family and friends.

    Someone knows something…

  7. Anonymous says:

    I suggest sending out volunteer divers around the area of Pedro… My heart goes out to all the family and friends of this young lady….

    • Anonymous says:

      I understand that the police have had divers out twice. The first time was very early in the week.