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Tortola is New Focus of Search for Missing St. John Woman

Seara Samantha JamesPolice on St. John have extended their search for Seara Samantha James, 21, to Tortola.

Deputy Police Chief Darren Foy said Friday in a press release that the Police Department asked Tortola police for their assistance in locating the missing woman. He said information on James, who disappeared Oct. 11, has been distributed to Tortola media outlets.

Additionally, he said that anonymous callers indicated they have seen James but police have not been able to contact her.

“Information provided to the police suggested she might be there,” Police Department spokeswoman Melody Rames said.

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James’ mother, Victoria James, said that she has heard rumors her daughter is on Tortola but nobody has come up with anything concrete.

The St. John Community Foundation has asked residents to search a one-mile radius around their homes and workplaces to look for any clues that may lead to James.

Foy said previously that people should be on the alert for foul odors that would indicate the presence of a body. He also urged people to search areas like cliffs and other places not easily accessible.

The Community Foundation has planned a candlelight vigil at 6 p.m. Nov. 8 in Cruz Bay Park to bring attention to James’ disappearance.

The St. Lucia-born James is 5 foot 5 inches tall and weighs 120 pounds. She has brown eyes, black hair and a medium build. She has a tribal tattoo on her right arm, the name "Pascal" on her back and a rose on her left leg. She was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, black pants, black sandals, Dockers sunglasses, and carrying a black handbag. She also had a white binder with Global Marine papers inside. She works at Global Marine.

James was with friends at Castaway’s Bar on Oct. 11. She left the bar shortly after 5 p.m., and was seen by Mongoose Junction, Nature’s Nook and by Power Boyd neighborhood. She lives near that neighborhood in Bethany.

Her daughter’s disappearance has taken a toll on her mother.

“I feel like dying. I’m tired and I’m in limbo,” she said.

Anyone who has seen James or has any information regarding where she has been recently, or knows anything that will assist police with this case, immediately call 911 or 693-8880. Anonymous tips may be reported to Crime Stoppers USVI at 800-222-8477.

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Seara Samantha JamesPolice on St. John have extended their search for Seara Samantha James, 21, to Tortola.

Deputy Police Chief Darren Foy said Friday in a press release that the Police Department asked Tortola police for their assistance in locating the missing woman. He said information on James, who disappeared Oct. 11, has been distributed to Tortola media outlets.

Additionally, he said that anonymous callers indicated they have seen James but police have not been able to contact her.

“Information provided to the police suggested she might be there,” Police Department spokeswoman Melody Rames said.

James’ mother, Victoria James, said that she has heard rumors her daughter is on Tortola but nobody has come up with anything concrete.

The St. John Community Foundation has asked residents to search a one-mile radius around their homes and workplaces to look for any clues that may lead to James.

Foy said previously that people should be on the alert for foul odors that would indicate the presence of a body. He also urged people to search areas like cliffs and other places not easily accessible.

The Community Foundation has planned a candlelight vigil at 6 p.m. Nov. 8 in Cruz Bay Park to bring attention to James’ disappearance.

The St. Lucia-born James is 5 foot 5 inches tall and weighs 120 pounds. She has brown eyes, black hair and a medium build. She has a tribal tattoo on her right arm, the name "Pascal" on her back and a rose on her left leg. She was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, black pants, black sandals, Dockers sunglasses, and carrying a black handbag. She also had a white binder with Global Marine papers inside. She works at Global Marine.

James was with friends at Castaway’s Bar on Oct. 11. She left the bar shortly after 5 p.m., and was seen by Mongoose Junction, Nature’s Nook and by Power Boyd neighborhood. She lives near that neighborhood in Bethany.

Her daughter’s disappearance has taken a toll on her mother.

“I feel like dying. I’m tired and I’m in limbo,” she said.

Anyone who has seen James or has any information regarding where she has been recently, or knows anything that will assist police with this case, immediately call 911 or 693-8880. Anonymous tips may be reported to Crime Stoppers USVI at 800-222-8477.