New Winthorpes man, 71, reportedly last seen on Tuesday near cricket stadium; relatives seek public’s help in locating him

The family of a man who has been missing for two days now is seeking the public’s assistance in knowing his whereabouts.

Reports say the man’s daughter, Tanisha James, reported to the Parham Police Station that her father, George James, 71, of New Winthorpes is missing.

The 34-year-old Lightfoot woman reportedly told the Police that James – who is also known by the moniker “Murphy” – was last seen on February 7, at 8:30 a.m., in the vicinity of the Sir Vivian Richards Ground.

Based on information received, officers went on duty at New Winthorpes, where an interview was conducted with a 52-year-old man who, allegedly, was last seen with the senior citizen.

Further reports are that the middle-aged man, at about 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday, went to James’ home.  There, he asked James to accompany him to pull his coal kiln, which is located on the northern side of Old Parham Road, north of the Sir Vivian Richards Ground. 

Reportedly, the younger man told police officers that when they arrived there, at about 7:30 a.m., James left and said he was going to the beach. However, up to the time of leaving the area later that day, at about 3:30 p.m., he said James had not returned. 

The man did not report the matter to anyone.

The following day, Wednesday, February 8, James’ daughter went to his home but did not find him.

She reportedly then went to inquire of the villager whether he had seen her father;  and he is alleged to have told her that James had gone with him to pull his coal kiln and had not returned home.

A search was carried out for James in that area, but without success; and other searches are taking place at locations where he is known to frequent.

The family says they last saw him on Monday, February 6.

Anyone with information as to James’ whereabouts is asked to contact Meline at 726-5786; Tamisha at 717-7702; the Parham Police Station at 463-2060; or any other police station.

James is said to be about 180 pounds, 5’ 10” in height, and dark in complexion.