Police continue to search for Seara Samantha James, a 21-year-old St. John resident last seen Oct. 11. She was reported missing by her family Oct. 13.
St. John Deputy Police Chief Darren Foy said in a press release issued Friday that several areas of the island have been searched by officers with K-9 dogs.
“My officers have been searching for Miss James every day since she was reported missing. In one area the dogs detected a foul odor but the source turned out to be a dead animal,” Foy said.
James left Castaway’s Bar around 5 p.m. Oct. 11. She was subsequently seen at Mongoose Junction shopping center, Nature’s Nook produce stand and at Power Boyd residential area. Castaway’s, Mongoose Junction and Nature’s Nook are in Cruz Bay, and Power Boyd is located off Route 104 near the Westin Resort and Villas.
James is a St. Lucia native with a brown complexion, shoulder length black hair and brown eyes. She is 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighs 120 pounds and has a medium build. She has a tribal tattoo on her right arm, "Pascal" written on her back and a rose on her left leg. She was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, black pants and carrying a black handbag.
The deputy chief urged the community to validate any rumors or unverified reports they may hear regarding the whereabouts of Miss James by calling his office or the public information officer.
Foy urged the community to call police with any information they may have on the missing person. That includes anyone who saw her on the day she was last seen or anyone that may have any other information no matter how insignificant or it may seem. That information may be the key police need to solve this case.
Call police at 911 or 693-8880. Anonymous tips can be reported to Crime Stoppers USVI at 800-222-8477.