Still no sightings of missing Guyanese man

| 17/12/2012

H Gonzalez December 2012.jpg(CNS): Updated Monday — Despite extensive searches over the last few days the police said there is still no sign of the 31-year-old Guyanese national who was visiting Cayman and was last seen Tuesday. An RCIPS spokesperson said that officers searching for Hemerson Gonzalez are appealing for the public’s help as he has now been missing for six days. As the days pass police said they are becoming increasingly concerned about his health as he had been suffering from severe vomiting before he went missing. There have been no confirmed sightings of Gonzalez since Tuesday afternoon and he has not been in contact with friends or sought medical attention.

Detective Superintendent Marlon Bodden is urging anyone who has seen Gonzalez, or who is aware of his current whereabouts, to contact the police immediately to ensure that he receives urgent welfare and medical attention.

Gonzalez speaks with a Guyanese accent, is about 5’ 8” tall, with a dark brown complexion and curly black hair, which is about 1-1.5 inches long. He weighs about 180lbs, has a tattoo of a compass on his left forearm and writing tattooed on the inside of his left wrist. When last seen he was wearing brown jeans shorts, a t-shirt and blue low cut cloth shoes.

RCIPS officers along with Air Operation Unit carried out an extensive search for Gonzalez Saturday without success. Police also went on the streets handing out flyers with Gonzalez' picture on it and officers are continuing the search.

Gonzalez was staying with a friend in Canyon Dawn Drive in the Spotts Newlands area, where he was last seen around 5:30pm on 11 December. At the time Gonzalez was feeling ill and had been suffering from severe vomiting. 

“No matter how insignificant your information may appear to you we would like to hear from you,” the police stated. People can also call any of the police stations or Crime- Stoppers at 1800Tips (8477).

Gonzalez arrived in Grand Cayman on Sunday, 9 December and has not been in contact with any friends since Tuesday evening. Checks with local hospitals have confirmed that he has not sought medical attention for his illness. Although not residing in Cayman, Gonzales is said to be a frequent visitor here.

The lead investigating officer on the missing person case is Detective Sergeant Charmane Huntley, who can be reached at George Town Police Station Criminal Investigation Department 9494222. The RCIPS Major Incident Room has been activated at the George Town Police Station. Anyone with information can call 925-7240 or 926-3975. Police have also created an e-mail account to allow people to send onformaiton on-line directly to the incident room HemersonGonzalez@hotmail.com.

Anyone who knows of his current whereabouts, or can supply any information about his movements since 5:30pm on Tuesday is asked to call or email as soon as possible.

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  1. Green Hornet says:

    Still cannot understand how people can go missing here and to never be found. It’s darn right scary!

  2. A CALL FOR SEARCH PARTIES???? says:

    CNS, HOW IS IT THERE IS NOPUBLIC APPEAL TO ASSIST IN SEARCHING FOR THIS MAN!  IF THIS WAS A CAUCASIAN TOURIST OR WOMAN, I BET YOU THERE WOULD BE PUBLIC APPEALS MADE.

    Sorry for the CAPS, but….

  3. patricia bryan says:

    in the cayman islands, it could depend on a lot of things! skin color, status of relatives, residence, reputation, lifestyle, when you arrived on the island(s), where you were before arriving, anything! who you know, etc etc.  one just never knows anymore in the cayman islands.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I find it strange that thepolice have passed out flyers but they didnt pass any out to me or my neighbors who live on that street (it is a street not drive). 

    Where have these flyers been passed out? Also, how do you search for a person on land by air? There would be no way to tell them from anyone else! 

    We have had too many people go missing here, something is not right!

     

     

     

     

     

  5. Anonymous says:

    You know what really disapoints me with this, when a white man goes missing on the beach there is a huge public up roar and search parties, plus donations to bring police dogs from USA here, flyers road the island and in the press everyday.

    Where are all these people now? disgraceful !!!

     

    • Anonymous says:

      what would you have them do?

    • Anonymous says:

      Maybe non-white people should be ashamed for their lack of love and concern for one of their own. Or is that what you are saying?

    • N Somniac says:

      It is more a function of having middle class and educated connections.  That makes the biggest difference regardless of race, nationality or other factors.

    • Anonymous says:

      I don't think this has to do with race. The man that went missing had lived for about 4 years. He had a large group of friends who coordinated the search efforts, including getting stuff donated, and getting the word out. The man went missing either Saturday or Sunday night, and by Monday I had gotten emails from two different people with his photo. Unfortuantely Mr. Hernandes does not have a large group of friends (in Cayman) to be mobilised on his behalf.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Oh to live in a world where the lives of all individuals are deemed as important… what a marked difference in response as compared with when the young teacher went missing…..

    • Anonymous says:

      It may depend of the nationality of the person. Sad but true…

    • Anonymous says:

      Maybe there's a difference in community response because this young man was only visiting and didn't have such a wide network of friends and acquaintences as the teacher?

      You aren't a better person for being so quick to judge and criticise.

  7. Anonymous says:

    I hope he’s found and ok!

  8. Anonymous says:

    Why did it take so long to hear about this?

  9. Anonymous says:

    Would there be  other friends who rescued him in his illness??  and choose to become silent until he has recovered.   

  10. Anonymous says:

    Does anyone know if there are search parties going out and when?