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Jan 4, 2018

Search Continues for Jamal Humes; Was Someone Trying to Get Rid of Him?

Jamal Humes

Jamal Humes has been missing for two weeks and as the days go by, his family in becoming increasingly worried. The twenty-eight-year-old mechanic was last seen on the corner of Faber’s Road and Central American Boulevard on the night of December twentieth. He sent a cell-phone message to his girlfriend to tell her that he was going to help some friends fix a vehicle. But that was the last time his family heard from him. Several searches were carried out in the dike and surrounding areas, as well as feeder roads in the Western Pines Village, but those haven’t turned up any clues on Humes’ whereabouts.  His family is now going on another search at Sunday at nine in the morning and they want the public’s help. Today they called a press briefing to give an update on what they have learnt about the circumstances surrounding Humes’ disappearance.

 

Sharlene Nicholas

Sharlene Nicholas, Mother of Missing Man

“Jamal never, ever tried to harm anybody or hurt anybody. I never one day had to have a call from Police where Jamal was ever in any trouble. He was a loving, wonderful son. He was my only son. Anyone, anyone out there; whatever information you may know, whether it may seem small or insignificant, it may mean a lot to me and the police officers. Please. Jamal, if you are out there please get in touch with us. From the 20th of December you were gone and not a word. So, I am begging and pleading to the public to please come out and help us find my son.”

 

Jose Luis Espat, Lead of Search Party

“We also came across information that Jamal was a witness in a murder that occurred approximately five years ago, right here on Faber’s Road. And that is a very key point in the investigation.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“Mister Espat, you mentioned that he was witness to a murder; is there anything or have you received information that his disappearance has something to do with that particular case?”

 

Jose Luis Espat

Jose Luis Espat

“Yes and that is why I am leading toward that as the main motive. They have other information, but that case is coming up right here in January. So the probability is that it has some sort of relation to that.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“Did he ever receive any threats prior to his disappearance; or things to suggest that he may have been a marked man; someone may have wanted to do something to him?”

 

Jose Luis Espat

“Well, I don’t know if the family know of any threats. But I have gone on his Facebook and saw several posts that suggests that he was either getting threats or knew that something was gonna happen to him.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“Is there anything to suggest that he may have been lead to his death by people he knew?”

 

Jose Luis Espat

“Yes. Yes. We believe, allegedly or according to the information, this has something to do with his own circle of friends.  One of his own friends came to the search we had for him with his, Jamal’s, Jordan tennis on and this was verified by Miss Sharlene and Jamal’s girlfriend. If I am not mistaken, Police took the young man in for questioning and I don’t know what happened after that.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“That pair of shoes that he had on, did he have that on when he was last seen or no?”

 

Jose Luis Espat

“Yes. That was the tennis that he had on. My daughter saw him Wednesday morning wearing that said sneakers.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“Based on the information you’ve gathered, you are proceeding as if Jamal is dead at this time?”

 

Jose Luis Espat

“We are proceeding as if he is dead due to the eyewitness information we have gotten.”

 

Sharlene Nicholas

“I am hoping he is not, honestly. I am hoping for the best and still holding out hope that my son is somewhere out there alive.”

 

If you’d like to help the team with the search efforts, you are asked to assemble in front of the large Chinese shop (pink building) on Faber’s Road on Sunday at nine. The team says they are in need of numbers to comb the area, as well divers and any other law enforcement, search and rescue expertise they can get. 

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