Local organizations join family and police in the ongoing search for Shamar Harrigan; 17-year-old PMS student now missing

Almost three weeks after he left home, the search for Willikies resident Shamar Harrigan continues.

Several local organizations have now joined the effort to safely return the 19-year-old to his family.

The Blue Dragonfly Foundation Inc; ABSAR; and The Superyacht Services Guide have partnered with the Police Force and the family to continue the search for the autistic teen, who has been missing since November 14.  The young man reportedly operates at the mental level of a seven-year-old.

An urgent appeal is being made for volunteers and other organizations to assist in the search, which will begin at 9 a.m. on Monday, December 5, in the Willikies area.

Organizations should contact Caroline Hopton, or Sgt. Joseph at Willikies Police Station, at 464-3850, while volunteers are asked to congregate at the Willikies Police Station by 9 o’clock on Monday.

Harrigan reportedly was wearing a black-and-white shirt and a pair of light blue jeans pants when he left home and was carrying a pink-and-blue knapsack

A $5,000 reward is being offered for his safe return.

Meanwhile, a report of a missing 17-year-old girl was recently made to the Police by her grandmother.

The woman reported that her granddaughter, a Princess Margaret School student, left home following a heated disagreement between the two.

An initial search by the Police did not reap any success.

This incident reportedly occurred on November 29 at about 7:30 p.m.