|TRINI MISSING IN JAMAICA |
By Alexander Bruzual Saturday, October 26 2013
A Trinidadian man has gone missing one day after his arrival in Jamaica on Tuesday.
Jamaican police are currently searching for the Trinidadian, identified as Keron Martin Fraser, after detaining two men who may have information about his disappearance.
The Jamaica Observer, and other online media sites, reported yesterday that the police began searching for Fraser when two men were found with the vehicle Fraser had rented shortly after his arrival in Jamaica.
It was said that Fraser rented a vehicle to travel to an undisclosed location in May Pen in the central parish of Clarendon.
However, when Fraser failed to return to where he was staying, a friend of his went to the police and reported him missing.
A search was launched and on Wednesday, the police intercepted the rented vehicle, detaining the driver and a passenger. The two men, who are 22 and 19, have been taken into custody for questioning.
The police suspect foul play in Fraser’s disappearance and have been in contact with the Trinidad and Tobago High Commission in Kingston.
The police have not released any information about where Fraser lived in Trinidad, his age, or any other detail about why he was in Jamaica and who he was on his way to meet when he disappeared.
When Newsday contacted the TT High Commission, an operator there said no one was available to take the call. Newsday also telephoned the Constabulary Communications Network of the Jamaican Police Force, but the officer who answered said he could not provide any information about the investigation.
Attempts to reach Acting Commissioner of Police Stephen Williams and Deputy Commissioner Mervyn Richardson, of the TT Police Service, to find out if they were informed of the Trinidadian’s disappearance by Jamaican police officials were unsuccessful.
The mystery of what happened to Fraser, comes a year after another Trinidadian, Michelle Coudray-Greaves, the daughter of Local Government Minister Marlene Coudray, was found dead in a burnt canefield at Barnett Estate, Montego Bay. Her body was found on June 8 last year, six days after she went missing at Cornwall, near Montego Bay.
She was last seen entering a taxi outside Cornwall College, where she was expected to fill a teaching position.
Her body was identified using her dental records, which were supplied to the Jamaican authorities by her mother.
A month later, Ivan Taylor, 46, a taxi operator living in Lindos Hill, Withorn Westmoreland in Jamaica was charged for Courdray-Greaves’ murder.
He appeared before the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate Court, where magistrate Carolyn Tai is presiding over the case.