Guardians hope missing teacher will be found alive

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

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GUARDIANS of missing teacher Samuel Martin say they are hopeful that he will be found alive.

“We don't know where he is right now or the condition that he is in, but we pray that God will touch the person or persons responsible for Martin's abduction,” said Ruth Coke.

At the same time, Rev Raymond Coke said that he spoke with detectives early yesterday morning and was told that there was no new information that could help them to locate Martin.

“When they found his car, his house key was inside along with his Bible, a pair of jeans pants, sneakers, and some college papers,” the reverend said.

“The only things that were missing were his car keys and some car documents,” he said.

Although Martin was never legally adopted, he was raised by the Cokes and the Meadowbrook United Church family from a tender age.

Martin, 41, of Waterloo Close, St Andrew, has been missing since Friday, April 19.

An investigation has been ongoing since a report was made to the Matilda's Corner police in St Andrew on Saturday, April 20.

The police have, meanwhile, sought the public's assistance to get information about his whereabouts.

Martin is of dark complexion, medium build, and about 175 centimetres (five feet nine inches) tall.

He was last seen on April 19 about 6:30 pm in Mandeville, Manchester, dressed in a navy blue shirt and black shorts after dropping his niece at a house in Mandeville.

Anyone with information of his whereabouts is asked to contact the Matilda's Corner Police Station at 876-978-6003, police 119 emergency number, or the nearest police station.

— Shanae Stewart

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