Tuschen youth missing since May 2020; family desperate for answers

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The family of 20-year-old Eron Grant is desperate for answers following his disappearance last year; they are pleading with anyone with credible information to come forward.

The young man left his Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo house in July 2019 for Mahdia, Region Eight, to work as a gold miner; his sister, Melissa Henry, told the News Room on Tuesday that he telephoned the family regularly but they have not heard from him since May 2020.

“He left to go into the interior in Mahdia, Whitewater. He left with a friend and the friend’s [father has mining activities there]…that was July 2019,” Henry explained.

The sister explained that a few days after Mother’s Day in May 2020, Grant telephoned and said he was waiting to be paid after which he will return home the following week. The sister claimed that Grant had also complained about poor working conditions and his employer’s refusal to pay him.

“He was telling me he was hoping to get all his money to come home and that was the last we heard from him. He didn’t had his personal phone and all the numbers he would call on, we keep calling and they keep going unanswered or straight to voicemail,” a worried Henry said.

Henry stated that her brother mentioned that he was moving to another location and as such, the family was not immediately worried when they did not hear from him over a month. However, as the months went by and they did not hear from him, they became worried and began inquiring about his whereabouts.

“After we didn’t hear from him in a month, we say maybe he gone somewhere with no signal but after three months and we didn’t hear from him, we started to get worried.”

Finally, in December 2020, a missing person’s report was made at the Leonora Police Station. According to Henry, after the report was made, ranks there contacted the Mahdia Police Station and an investigation was launched.

The sister said the police reported that a few persons were questioned and showed Grant’s photographs but no one recognised him.

Anyone with any information on Eron Grant’s whereabouts is asked to contact his family on telephone numbers 633-2158 or 674-5637.

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