Despite searches, ‘Murphy’ remains missing; MP Michael offers $5k reward for information on New Winthorpes man

There is still no sign of George “Murphy” James of New Winthorpes, who reportedly has been missing since February 7.

On the weekend, the Police conducted several mobile patrols in a number of areas – not only in search of the 71-year-old man, but, additionally, for men who were allegedly involved in a robbery.

James was last seen at about 8:30 a.m. in the vicinity of the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground.

Reports are that he had gone to the area an hour earlier, with a 52-year-old villager, who had picked him up at home.  The two reportedly then went to tend that man’s coal kiln, which is located north of the stadium.

The man claims that James did not stay with him for long, but said he was going to the beach and never returned.

Searches have been carried out for James in the area where the coal kiln is located, along with other places he is known to frequent.

Further searches were carried out on lands in the New Winthorpes, Pares Village, and Osbourn areas, but without success.

James is reportedly 180 pounds, 5’ 10” in height, and dark in complexion.

A reward of $5,000 is being offered by St. Peter MP Asot Michael to anyone with information that leads to James’ whereabouts.  Persons may contact Meline at 726-5786; Tamisha at 717-7702; the Parham Police Station at 463-2060; or any other police station.

Meanwhile, based on information received about a robbery in Clare Hall, mobile search patrols commenced at about 7 a.m. and ended at about 12:30 p.m. on February 11, as officers combed areas that included Parham, Clare Hall, Cassada Gardens, Potters, Jabberwock, New Winthorpes, and St. Johnston’s Village.

However, no suspicious persons or activities were observed.