Relatives of missing man seek answers

A photo of Augustus Luke

Relatives of a man missing in Woodford Hill since Sunday are seeking answers as they try to make sense of the unfortunate incident that has befallen the family.

“It is very hard on us,” Shirley Luke, a sister in law of the missing man told Dominica News Online. “Everyone is taking it very hard.”

Police report that 64-year-old Augustus Luke left home on Sunday at around 10:30 am for a bath at Woodford Hill Beach and he has not been seen since.

His sister in law Shirley described him as an independent man who sometimes goes out for long periods of time. “I know he sometimes go out for a period of time but never that long,” she said. “Whenever he goes out, he always come back in time to let everyone know he is well.”

She does not want to conclude that anything has happened to him. “Up to now nothing yet, but I am just praying. I am just praying,” she whispered.

She is appealing to anyone with knowledge of her brother’s whereabouts to contact the police.

At the time of his disappearance Luke was wearing a green long-sleeve shirt, blue long pants, black short rubber boots and a red cap.

He is about 5 feet and 3 inches tall and is dark in complexion, according to the police.

Police are asking anyone with information on Luke’s whereabouts to call the police Hint Line at 1-800-HINT/1-800-4468.

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  1. Hmph!
    August 16, 2012

    Alas…We are praying for you Luke and your family… Dear Jesus please take control. You know where this gentleman is and we pray with all our hearts that he is alive. If he is please lead the search party to him. We pray to you O Lord. Please be with the family and community.
    I pray for our police officers and search party and you give them the wisdom they need to search the right places…Please we pray…

  2. August 16, 2012

    Just don’t want to be alarm while in Dominica a gentlemen wanted to give me a letter to give a friend of course. I refuse and he insisted deli ever it and I don’t even know. Him Don’t want to be judgmental. But some strange things is happening in Dominica , have heard quit a few people go missing sorry to hear that . Promise My self no pagages or letters will I take to deliver to any one

  3. Nephew
    August 16, 2012

    Doh worry Uncle, the police aren’t doing enough other than putting a notice out. We even had to do posters/flyers ourselves. We will find you.

  4. bassmanluke
    August 16, 2012

    Im not sure what the procedure the police in DA follow with regards to looking for missing persons but so far they have,nt done anything positive.I really thought they would have set up something to try and see if they could find my brother.Its been 5 days now and he can,t be found,i mean on the very first day he was reported missing and there were leads to enable them to act.Is there a search and rescue unit in Dominica? this is a life we talking about.As an ex-police officer myself,i had to deal with situations like that before

    • Nephew
      August 16, 2012

      That is so true. I haven’t heard the police doing any search of any kind since the report was made. That is very poor. If it was a tourist who got lost or missing in that area, they wouuld have mounted a search, but it’s a Dominican, so, it’s like who cares? I guess the authorities treat foreigners better than ours.

    • dowg an kyat
      August 16, 2012

      bassmanluke: Sine ou were a police and you have dealt with situations like that before, why don’t you take the lead? Organize a search group. Trace your brother’s steps. You know the places your brother would go more than police does. Ask people questions. People overseas don’t just wait on police. They get busy and organize community groups to look for their missing people and the police help. But just waiting on police never works.

      • August 16, 2012

        Doug an Kyat : since bassmanluke said that he was an ex-police how do u expect him to take the lead think of something thoughtful to say its his brother an he can”t take the lead if he is NOT a POLICE

      • HYPE
        August 17, 2012

        The Man is all the way up in England. How you expect the man to stay up there and organize search group? So ridiculous.

  5. August 15, 2012

    I knew this man all my life he lives in my area and it is sad :c to hear he is missing I hope you guys find him alive and fine but I think there are some areas were he might go like he and wonder off and forgot were he was going and I believe he will be alive when ever you find him I know Mr.Luke as a strong and funny man an i know he will be found an he will be found

  6. Jane
    August 15, 2012

    where is our Top cop in Wesley havn’t seen him for a while is he missing too?

  7. Aye Dominique
    August 15, 2012

    I pray that your brother is found, sad story

  8. candy
    August 15, 2012

    my dear uncle love u

  9. Peter Luke
    August 15, 2012

    I cannot believe what am hearing,from where I am studying up here in Jamaica.Toss is around taking a long walk and must have mistaken his way.Could h? be up Neba on my farm?The Most High is with you bro.I am waiting for the good news of your present location in good health,. i cannot lost are around bro safe and sound.I fasted seven days and seven night without food and water,the family is noted for fasting so Y should I give up alread?
    penultimate brother of 6 including Toss who i believe is still alive.

  10. B-dawg
    August 15, 2012

    Over 30 yrs ago my grandmother who was living in Roseau at that time went missing. She was never found. And I’m still asking questions. I feel worried for this man. May the peace of God be upon the family, in Jesus name.

  11. woman time
    August 15, 2012

    where is Jason i have not seen him lately those are the time we miss our top cops.

  12. speaking logic
    August 15, 2012

    send out search volunteers…ask persons if they saw him and where he was walking 2…chk the beach to see if his clothes is there….just suggesting…

  13. Tri-State Beauty
    August 15, 2012

    This is sad. Keep the faith hope he is found safe

  14. nonsense
    August 15, 2012

    i am sorry, sure hopes that he comes home alive, to ease ur pain…but we should all avoid stuff like tjis, in that bad weather, why should he be going and bath in sea? :( :cry:

  15. A Voice
    August 15, 2012

    My heart and prayers are with you guys

  16. Bassmanluke
    August 15, 2012

    Praying for you my dear brother

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