Family joins search for missing cop/taxi driver
by Michel Outridge

The missing, police constable, Ray Anthony Major.
RELATIVES have joined the search for the Police constable who has been missing since Saturday night while operating his recently bought car as a taxi.

There were no signs of him or his whereabouts yesterday despite several searches by both police and family members.

Relatives of the missing policeman turned up yesterday morning at Parade Ground after they received a call that his body was lying there. However, when they visited no body was found.

The police were yesterday combing the Diamond area, East Bank Demerara, where his motorcar was reportedly found abandoned.

Two men are in police custody after they were discovered removing parts from the vehicle.

The missing policeman, Ray Anthony Major, 21, of Lot 62 Hadfield Street, Lodge, was last seen on Saturday night while working as a taxi driver in the city.

Major's motorcar PJJ 1957 parked in the compound of the Providence 
Police Station after it was found abandoned at Little Diamond Cemetery 
on Sunday night.
Major's motorcar PJJ 1957 parked in the compound of the Providence Police Station after it was found abandoned at Little Diamond Cemetery on Sunday night.
Parents of missing policeman, mother, 
Barbara Devi and father, Edward Major who were yesterday desperately 
trying to locate their son.
Parents of missing policeman, mother, Barbara Devi and father, Edward Major who were yesterday desperately trying to locate their son.
His sister-in-law said yesterday that sometime after 11:00 pm on Saturday night when they telephoned him they found it strange that he did not answer his cellular phone.

However, on Sunday morning about 11:30 am relatives received a telephone call from the police that his motorcar was found at the Little Diamond Cemetery minus several parts, including the tape deck.

18736 Major, attached to the Guyana Police Force Band Corps, Eve Leary, worked as a taxi driver part time.

He was last seen with his girlfriend, who reported that he dropped her off home on Saturday night.

His mother, Barbara Devi, who is a prison officer, told the Guyana Chronicle that her son bought his motorcar just last month.

Meanwhile, his father, Edward Major, who was at Providence Police Station yesterday morning, said that his brothers are also searching for him.

"I hope my son is alive and is somewhere. We are looking for him with the police."

"He was a good boy," added Devi, with tears in her eyes. She had accompanied her husband to Providence Police Station.

The recovered motorcar PJJ 1957 was yesterday parked in the compound of Providence Police Station.

Major's parents cannot think of any motive why anyone would want to kidnap her son since he is deemed as a very simple person who had no problems or rivals.

The police said they are still searching for Major and hoping for a break through in locating him.

Tuesday, May 25, 2004