WENESDAY, JULY 25: The mom of missing man Rudy Smith spent his birthday yesterday at home — worrying about her son.
Madeline Rampersad said: “It’s a very difficult day for me. We haven’t heard anything and I don’t know what’s going on.
“All I know is he’s still missing and I wish I had some answers and that I could see my son.”
Mr Smith, who turned 41 yesterday, was last seen on Monday, July 9 – more than two weeks ago.
He left the family home to visit his girlfriend in Devonshire around 6pm. After the visit, he told his girlfriend he was going home – but never showed up.
Police found Mr Smith’s motorcycle a week later in the waters off North Shore Road, Pembroke, near the Grace Methodist Church.
Last weekend, a 20-strong group of people fanned out across Pembroke and Devonshire to help police in the hunt for clues to the disappearance of Mr Smith, who lived at the family home in Pembroke, close to Parsons Road.
The search team gathered at the Arboretum in Devonshire before concentrating on secluded areas and derelict properties.
They also searched areas Mr Smith was known to frequent, where his bike was last seen and where he was last spotted – but turned up no clues.
A police spokesman said last night that the major enquiry into the mystery disappearance was continuing.
He added: “We appreciate the efforts of concerned members of the public who came out to assist in the search for Mr. Smith over the weekend.
“Detectives are still interested in speaking with anyone who may have any information regarding Mr. Smith’s whereabouts or what may have happened to him.”
• Anyone with information that could help police should contact the Serious Crime Unit on 247-1340, or the confidential & anonymous Crime Stoppers hotline on 800-8477.