Human remains found near site where missing teen’s clothing is recovered, but no confirmation they are Shamar Harrigan

Today, December 5, makes exactly three weeks since Willikies resident Shamar Harrigan left home; and while articles of his clothing and his knapsack have been found, there is still no confirmation that what appear to be human remains are those of the autistic teen.

A number of local organizations – including The Blue Dragonfly Foundation Inc. and ABSAR & The Superyacht Services Guide – partnered with officers from the Police Force, relatives and volunteers this morning in an effort to locate the 19-year-old.

A massive search was mounted in the Willikies area for the teen who has been missing since November 14.

During the mission, several items belonging to Harrigan were found in the bushes, including his pink-and-blue knapsack, black slippers, black-and-white shirt, and pants.

Media reports indicate that Harrigan’s mother, who was among the search party, had to leave the area after the items were found, since she became very emotional.

There was a nearby pond on which the volunteers focused their attention, since his possessions were found in that vicinity.

The family had offered a $5,000 reward for information about the teen, who reportedly operates at the mental level of a seven-year-old.

Meanwhile, a 14-year-old girl who was reported missing by her father is back home.

The teenager had last been seen in the village at about 8:45 a.m. on December 3, after her father had left for work.  However, when he returned home later in the day he discovered she was not in the house.

A search reportedly was carried out for the girl, who eventually was taken to the St. John’s Police Station by a woman.  Reportedly, the teen had been in the company of her 18-year-old son.

The Police have since returned the young girl to the custody of her father.