St. Joseph Police search for missing elderly woman

Elizabeth Luke

The St. Joseph police are presently conducting a search for 72-year-old Elizabeth Evny Luke of St. Joseph.

Police PRO, Inspector John Carbon, said Luke, who is mentally ill, was reported to have left her home at St. Joseph about 4:00 pm on August 22, 2013 and has not returned since.

She was last seen about 5:00 pm at Layou Park on the same day and was wearing a red dress, white hat and blue slippers.

The police, along with members of the community, have been searching for Luke but have been unsuccessful so far.

Anyone with information on this missing person is asked to call the nearest police station or the police HINT LINE at 1-800-4468 or CRIME STOPPERS at 1-800-8477.

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  1. ki
    November 10, 2013

    I fell sorry

  2. Praying
    August 29, 2013

    Please don’t stop looking, ma Evny was a very good lady.I can hear her laughing a good joke up the morne. Very close to the heart,please if you not to busy see how you can assist the family.If it was my grandmother I would want her to be found alive.PLEASE DON’T STOP LOOKING FOR MA EVNY.

  3. HMMMM
    August 29, 2013

    Pendora whould you like ppl to be sticking you with needles for the rest of your life, or tie you up in house???? The community has nothing to do with her walking away cause when people like her walk away they di it secretly so think again cuz she not coming to your facility, allu kill ppl faster….

  4. ces sa mwem
    August 28, 2013

    stay strong mama u gonna get help from all a we

    • Mama come home
      August 29, 2013

      Thanks for ur prayers, continue to help us look

  5. 2cute
    August 27, 2013

    Dressed in Red,White and Blue ? She maybe go America…I hope they find her …

    • Mama come home
      August 29, 2013

      Thanks for the laugh eh cuz i think i cry enough….

  6. youth of today
    August 27, 2013

    Oh please Pondera u too quick to bash do u knw wat is goin on in the community why u quick 2 condemn? I’m a member of the community n this lady has been running away god knws hw long only animals people tie, she’s a human being just like u. Would u like someone 2 tie u or chain u??? And don’t say put her in a room she will pass in the windows. Pray they find her instead of saying wat u wnt

  7. true Dominican
    August 27, 2013

    Did Dr. Benjamin write this? Where does he go looking for people to treat them? Perhaps in your area. There are mentally ill patients who live in some districts who never get visits from Dr. Benjamin or his team. There are some mentally ill patients who are still chained in their homes. Let Dr. Benjamin and his team do their work – Get out into ALL districts. Do they have a data base of mentally ill patients throughout Dominica?

  8. August 27, 2013

    Please god let her be saft

  9. rescue 911
    August 27, 2013

    hope you are found safe mam.dear god please bring her home .

  10. Sen joe massive
    August 27, 2013

    You are very quick to comment but you have absolutely no basis for your statement. You are attacking the entire community of st. joseph but before you lay any blame you must look at yourself, because you too are guilty.Are you doing anything to help the mentally challenged people of Dominica? It is clear to me that you are a part of the problem.
    Have you ever heard that while you are pointing a finger at someone else you have four more fingers pointing at you. Use this unfortunate circumstance as a stepping stone to become a productive citizen to assist the unfortunate and challenged in our community, instead of sitting behind a screen and promoting negativity. Be a model citizen or become one, because if you are not part of the solution process then you are part of the problem

  11. PRO
    August 27, 2013

    I pray God she is found safe mental illness is no joke somebody bring her home safe. The love of God will fall upon you and your family remember she is somebody’s mother, sister, friend, ect.

    • Mama come home
      August 29, 2013

      :cry: Thank you for your kind words my dear…. Dats my grandmamma :(

  12. %
    August 27, 2013

    Hoping for the best.

  13. Wendy James
    August 27, 2013

    Hope everything turns out well, and she is found safe.

  14. GEMM
    August 27, 2013

    Hope she is ok!

  15. .
    August 27, 2013

    does she leave alone? i hope she can b found soon. if she is mentally ill then she should always be supervised. someone should have seen her and say something to those responsible for her..alas we must always b each others keeper. Lord protect her wherever she is.

  16. orchid
    August 27, 2013

    Hope she is found ALIVE soon.

  17. Gemm
    August 27, 2013

    Hope she is found soon.

  18. hate liat
    August 26, 2013

    can we see her photo?

  19. itassi4us
    August 26, 2013

    Lord, please let her be found safe.

  20. Pondera
    August 26, 2013

    That’s what happens when a community and family fail to look after their own. This speaks to a community that does not care. where are all the churches in St Joseph. No one saw it fit to seek help for this woman? And we take our bibles and go to church on Saturday and Sunday? This is what Dr Benjamin is talking about. Leaving the comfortt of his office in PMH and going in the trenches to seek them and treat them; most time against their will. And you would well imagine that most of the mentally ill persons are unable to exercise will. They are out of touch with reality. The Psychiatrist is qualified to make that decision on their behalf to treat. Dr Benjamin has a comfortable home to go and relax. Instead his professional ethics and sense of responsibility takes him out in the community to help prevent persons from deteriorating and in the process avoid admission at the hospital. Thank God for our local psychiatrist. He cares about the people and his work. I trust that this lady, mother, sister is found and be brought for treatment. Dr Benjamin and his team are eager to help her. We just need a community that cares.

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