A family is appealing to the public for help in finding a lost relative.
Lawrence Stafford Lewis, 77, was last seen as he left home on March 2 and relatives have not been able to rest since then.
Lewis’s son Anderson said he was still hopeful his father was alive after coming up empty-handed after days of searches of hospitals and morgues at San Fernando and Port-of-Spain.
Anderson said a thorough check of his father’s house at Church Hill, Point Fortin, also did not turn up any clues as to why he left home three weekends ago.
Lewis, also known as “Easy” or “Lottery Man” moved to Point Fortin four years ago having previously having lived at Arima and Toco. He is five feet, nine inches tall and was described as a private person.
Anderson said his father last spoke with his cousin around 9 am on March 2.
“My dad was accustomed to speaking to a female cousin every night, who lives in Tunapuna. He spoke to her the night before he disappeared as normal and I checked his phone records which showed she was the last person he spoke to on Saturday around 9 am. That’s the last time his phone was on,” Anderson said.
Confirming he had visited the phone company to have them track the phone in a bid to locate Lewis, Anderson said this too had not unearthed any clues as the phone keeps going straight to voicemail.
Anderson said his father was ailing with prostate cancer and fainted at the Point Fortin Market a few weeks before his disappearance and had to be treated at hospital. He urged anyone with information to contact the nearest police station at 911, 555, 999 or the Point Fortin Police Station at 648-2426.
Reporter: Anna-Lisa Paul