Editorial Staff

Editorial Staff

12 days later: Where could Shamar be?

Questions are running through the minds of Sharma’s family as their frantic search for the missing teen continues 12 days since he left his Willikies home.

“Where could he be? Are we looking in the right places? Is he ok? Has he eaten? Who has him? Is he afraid? Will he ever be found?”

These are some of the many questions that have been constantly running through the minds of the family of the boy who has the mind of a seven-year-old because of his medical condition

His family has been doing all within their limited powers while the public continues to look, along with the police.

The Calvin Ayre Foundation also used helicopters to search for him scouring the country’s east coast. But there was no sign, not even a clue where Shamar could be.

The helicopter searched the eastern side of the island looking below the Willikies, Pares and Glanvilles areas.

Police sniffer dogs also joined the search. The K9 unit – along with around 20 local residents –looked through bushes around Willikies as the search entered its 12th day. Later, family and friends took the search to Pares.

And today Saturday, the team searched through Gunthorpe’s to the stadium.

On Sunday, a search team will meet at 5:45 a.m. The church will be suspended to allow more people to help search for Shamar.

His sister Shauntelle says the family has not received any phone calls for the week and looking for Shamar is like looking for a needle in a haystack.

“No one I seeing him anywhere since last week Tuesday,” she said.

His family acknowledged that while everyone has a busy life ahead, but are pleading with residents to make some time to assist

“We are still asking if they have the time, they can form their own search parties. We are appealing if anyone would have given him a ride…whether to the end of the road please tell us so we can know what area to start from,” she said.

The family is offering a $5000 reward for anyone with information leading to his whereabouts.

The 19-year-old is said to have the mental age of a seven-year-old and needs his regular medication.

When he left his home on November 14, he was dressed in a black and white shirt and light blue jeans.

He also has a pink and blue backpack. He is described as 5ft 3 and dark in complexion.

Anyone who spots Harrigan is asked to call the family at 789-5164 or the nearest police station.


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