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Searches fail to find missing man

MISSING: Menaleus Jocelyn (Internet photo).

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent – Two searches in East Kingstown on Saturday failed to turn up Menaleus Jocelyn, 78, who has been missing since Boxing Day.

Ashford Peters of the “Time to stand together against violence and crime in SVG” Facebook group told I-Witness News that while the police went to the wrong area, he was pleased with the effort of the citizens groups that searched Saturday morning and afternoon.

“We have not found Mr. Jocelyn but the information that we have been collecting throughout the day has been very helpful to our investigation,” Peters said in an interview shortly after midnight.

“I feel there is hope and we feel more convinced now that we are closer to finding Mr. Jocelyn or, at least, finding out what went wrong,” he further stated, adding that he was not in a position to disclose the information.

Peters said that according to credible sources, Jocelyn, who lives alone in Cane Garden, was last seen on the night of Boxing Day asking for the road to Cane Garden.

The man, also known as “Servant of the Lord”, is believed to have been disoriented since he was in fact on the Cane Garden road and was uncharacteristically wearing only boxer shorts and a long-sleeve shirt.

Peters said that the search parties collected information that is very helpful to their “investigation” into the disappearance of the man.

He said four persons participated in each of the search yesterday and that members of the Special Services Unit did not participate because they went to the Arnos Vale roundabout rather than the Sion Hill Intersection, where volunteers were to gather.

Ashford Peter participation in the search on Saturday (Photo: Facebook).

The searches concentrated in Sion Hill, Bay Hill, Cane Garden, Dorsetshire Hill, and Kingstown.

Peters said that while he was somewhat disappointed that more people didn’t participate in the search, it might have been “a blessing in disguise” since the small group allowed for a more concentrated and assiduous effort.

He further said that the small group could reduce the chances of some errors committed by searchers for Shanika Small last year from reoccurring.

He said that in that search, everything that was potential evidence was either tampered with or posted on Facebook.

A body, believed to be Small’s, was found weeks later but police are yet to release the result of DNA tests.

Peters said that there are some challenges to a citizen search, including permission to access abandoned buildings and other private property.

The searches, he said, were mindful that they risk trespassing on private property, especially since they are not police officers and do not have a warrant to search at will.

Peters responded to concerns by I-Witness News about a child having participated in the search Saturday morning.

He said that the child was accompanied by her grandmother was never at the forefront or in a position to see a dead or decomposing body, if one was found.

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4 thoughts on “Searches fail to find missing man

  1. How many people showed up for this SEARCH for Mr. Jocelyn?

    I believe this individual is a STAUNCH SUPPORTER of the NDP, because he was a CONSTANT CALLER on the NEW TIMES PROGRAMME on NICE RADIO, so did the LEADERSHIP of that PARTY, especially ARNHIM EUSTACE, use their INFLUENCE to help in the SEARCH?

    Moreover, did they PARTAKE in the SEARCH?

    One would have thought that all this TALK about too much CRIME in SVG, people would have been out in their NUMBERS to help in the SEARCH of this INDIVIDUAL.

    Posted by vincypowa | January 8, 2012, 12:06
  2. Vincy idiot Powa boy the way how you speak you are letting down the Prime Minister, Dr Ralph Gonsalves. Every word come from your shitty Anus is nothing more than politics. Even in the disapperance of a 78 years old man, who could possible be the age of your father,you still want to advertise that the man was a NDP supporter, instead of sending wordS of condolences to the man’s family members and friends,in a time of sorrow.

    YOUR QUESTION:”HOW MANY PEOPLE SHOWED UP FOR THIS SEARCH FOR MR Jocelyn?”

    Idiot, Why didn’t you ask how many police help in the search for Mr Jocelyn?

    Idiot, why didn’t you ask yourself, why didn’t I show up in the search for Mr Jocelyn?

    Fool, why don’t you ask the police to do more indept investigation into Shanika Small case so they may HELP PENALIZE the criminal?

    Fool, Mr peters from the violence aid group told the news that the “POLICE WENT THE WRONG WAY.”
    Summary:
    As you read my post about Mr Greaves situation,and that you never show your concern into these crime affairs but only to talk people down about what the hell you don’t know about them you decided to share your simphaty in regards to Mr Jocelyn. IS THIS THE WAY PEOPLE SHARE SYMPHATY AND SHOW CONCERN?

    YOU ARE THE ONE WHO ALWAYS READY TO CALL PEOPLE UNPATRIOTIC. YOU DON’T EVEN KNOW ME FROM ADAM AND YOU WANT TO CALL ME UNPATRIOTIC.

    NOW TELL ME HYPOCRITE WHERE IS YOUR PATRIOTISM FOR THIS MISSEN 78YRS MAN? WHO IS THE UNPATRIOTIC NOW?

    BOY YOU ARE LEAVING A BAD IMAGE ON THE PRIME MINISTER. SINCE I AM LOOKING AT THIS
    THERE ARE OTHERS ELSEWHERE CAN SEE THIS AS WELL.

    VINCY PATRIOT NEUTRAL AND INDEPENDENT

    Posted by Prof-Dasilva | January 9, 2012, 01:03
  3. Those of you in Diaspora need to understand that if people see this man a s an NDP as stated by VincyPowa, they would be fightened to be seen as helping the search.

    You see people like VincyPowa and his Marxist masters are the direct cause of crime and bad behaviour in Saint Vincent.

    As dreadful as that seems, its true. The Marxist Gonsalves regime has people split int camps regardless of whats right or wrong.

    Wake up and smell the sulphur

    Posted by Peter | January 9, 2012, 11:49
  4. Prof-DaSilva, thank you for your spanking of idiot boy, he is as usual, totally out of order, and rendering the usual crap what we have all come to expect of him. He is certainly one of the ‘dunce class’, as Gonsalves likes to call people.

    VincyPowa must be very hurt to come up against you, someone who can put him in his place and rightful category, that of ‘idiot boy’.

    Posted by Peter | January 9, 2012, 12:02

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