Police and families search for two missing residents: 12-year-old girl from Parham and elderly New Winthorpes man

Two persons – an elderly man and a pre-teen – have gone missing over the past 72 hours, and the Police are now assisting their families to locate them.

In the first incident, a 12-year-old Parham girl was last seen, reportedly by her mother, on July 8.

Reports say the girl subsequently left her grandmother’s home, in the village, at about 4 p.m. that same day, to attend a volleyball game at the YMCA Sports Complex in St. John’s.

Up to the time her mother reported the matter to the Police on July 9, at 5 p.m., the child had not been seen since.

When last seen, she was wearing a red-and-blue dress. The girl is said to be dark in complexion and about 4 feet 9 inches in height.

A search reportedly has been carried out for the missing girl, but without success.

In an unrelated incident, a 77-year-old New Winthorpes man disappeared from his home after 9 a.m. on Sunday, July 10.

His niece reports that her uncle, Leroy Joseph, alias “Dodo,” was last seen in Bendals Village at 3 p.m. on Sunday.

Whenever he goes out, the woman says, Joseph is accustomed to returning home by 5 p.m. However, at the time of making the report, he had not showed up.

Checks were made at the Sir Lester Bird Medical Centre, several police stations, and places he would normally visit, but there has been no sign of him.

Joseph is said to be about 6 feet 3 inches in height and of a light complexion and medium build. He is reportedly diabetic and wears a urinal bag attached to his leg.

At the time of his disappearance, he was wearing blue jeans shorts and a grey-striped polo shirt.

Joseph drives a grey Toyota Harrier SUV, registration number A40418.