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Mother Issues Plea In Search For Missing Disabled Son

By NICO SCAVELLA

THE mother of a deaf, mute and partially blind young man who has been missing for almost two months is urging anyone with information on the whereabouts of her son to come forward.

Geneveive Munroe, mother of James Ian Eugene Munroe, 35, better known as “deaf boy”, is also frustrated in the lack of response from police over her son’s disappearance. She claimed police have yet to contact her with information.

“The police should know where my son is,” she said. “I need some closure. I’m a weeping mother. It put a toll on me. I don’t know how I’m still standing. I need my son. I need to know what they did with my son.”

Ms Munroe said the last time she saw her son was on June 14 at her home on Apple Street. She said her son would often go and visit relatives in the area of Bimini Avenue.

“He would go there, get tidied up and sit with them, and then I would go and pick him up in the evening,” she said.

But he wasn’t there when she went to pick him up that evening, and his relatives said that “he had already left”.

When asked if it was uncharacteristic of her son to leave before she could pick him up, she said that if he happened to leave before she arrived she would meet him back at her house.

Ms Munroe said she heard that some person had taken him into the Carmichael Road area for a Father’s Day party.

However, when the person who had taken him to the party was ready to leave, they didn’t see Mr Munroe, and so they left.

She also heard that her son was seen in the area of Golden Gates Assembly that day.

When she didn’t see her son the following Sunday night, she went searching on Blue Hill Road, Market Street and Newbold Street, but found no one. She said she then decided to report the situation to the police.

She has suspicions that her son may have been picked up by police at one point.

“Whatever it takes for me to get my son or find some closure I’m going to do it,” she said.

She said she has tried to speak with Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade “over and repeatedly”, but has not been able to see him.

She also claimed that she spoke with Paul Rolle, officer-in-charge of the Central Detective Unit, who she said told her in June that they would investigate things.

“Every other day I am in CDU trying to find out something,” she said. “Not a soul would call and say ‘did you find your son?’ Nothing, like they just don’t care.”

The Tribune could not reach Mr Rolle for comment on the issue.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of James Munroe can reach his mother at telephone numbers 535-4134 or 676-5844.

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