St Philip man missing

Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing man.  He is John Emmerson Yarde, of Eastbourne, St Philip, who is between 76 and 78 years old.

Yarde was last seen by his stepdaughter Deborah Woodley around 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 28, at Eastbourne. At the time, he was wearing a white tee-shirt, a long, black dress pants, and white soft wears. He is believed to be driving a white ford focus motor car registration number M4588. It is also suspected that he is showing signs of dementia.

Yarde is five feet seven inches in height, slim build, brown in complexion, round head, bald headed, cleanly shaven, has thick eyebrows, small light brown eyes, round face, pointed nose, protruding ears, thick lips, erect appearance, and has a pleasant and quiet manner.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is being asked to contact the nearest police station.

6 Responses to St Philip man missing

  1. Coralita January 1, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    This is happening too often all of a sudden. Is this the new normal?

    Hope he is found soon and is ok.

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  2. Saga Boy January 2, 2017 at 7:45 am

    This is nothing new. People suffering from Alzheimer’s have been walking away from homes in Barbados for decades. The process is to report it to the police. Taking care of an Alzheimer’s patient is very demanding and stressful. Let’s hope he is found alive soon.

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  3. Peter January 2, 2017 at 8:48 am

    I agree with you Coralita. This is so frequent in Barbados, a little island, I think Barbados Today should create a “missing persons ” section within their ‘Lost & found” where the police and families can showcase their “loss” ones. Whu loss.

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  4. Saga Boy January 2, 2017 at 9:50 pm

    In 2014 the police reported 95 persons missing and in 2015 there were about 80. Every month in Barbados for years people are reported missing. You can check the RBPF as well as Crime Stopper Int web sites. This is nothing new. See the below article

    https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2015/11/14/decline-in-the-number-of-missing-persons/

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  5. Helicopter(8P) January 3, 2017 at 10:42 am

    Guys! Let me tell you! Back in the days! When there were hardly any telephones in the rural districts lots of times you may find Human-remains deep in the sugarcane fields during the cane crop season. Thank god for cell phones!

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  6. Hal Austin January 3, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    Barbados does not have anymore missing persons than any other nation. It is moral panic: person fails to turn up, people ring the police reporting him/her missing, police issue a press release and the press believes mistakingly it is news.

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