Point Fortin man missing

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