Son pleads earnestly for help to find father
Pusey Hill, Manchester:
It has been almost three agonising weeks since Wayne Brown has seen his father, and a cloud of uncertainty looms over his head as he is puzzled by thoughts of whether his father is alive and safe or the worst has happened.
Brown had his father, Clinton Brown, who is 72 years old, move in with him three months ago after finding out that he had gone senile, but the elderly man, who would occasionally walk a few chains from the house to see his friends, disappeared almost in mid-air on Monday, June 27.
"I am responsible for him. I got the power of attorney to take care of him and do all his business until he dies. He used to live alone, but because of his condition, he had to come to live with me."
Brown told Family and Religion that his father's disappearance is one he is yet to comprehend because of how it happened.
NEVER WANDERED OFF
"We were in the house together and I got up from where we were sitting and went to the bathroom. When I came back, he was gone. He has never wandered off and he has never left the house and nuh say nutn to me."
"I came out; I looked everywhere. I ran up and down the road. I looked around the house; I looked in the tank. I checked the people on the road and nobody see him pass. Me and some guys from the community even run through the shortcut that he could have taken, but no sign of him."
Brown, who is distraught and heartbroken, said that he has not slept well since the incident.
"I have reported it to the police, but me cyan be comfortable until dem find me father. I can't sleep a night time. It rough, man. Me and me brother up and down from it happen a look fi him. Right now, a Clarendon me brother deh a look fi him. We just haffi a scout out everywhere."
When Brown was asked if his father had any issues with persons who might have done him harm, he responded.
"My father nuh do nobody nutn, enuh, but he was before the court with a case with some people who were to pay him for lands. Him win the case, but him still can't get him money, and it has been weighing on him every since. I don't even know if dis nuh affect him mentally."
He added, "You have other people who would want his assets, but I don't know for sure if someone has really taken him for a fact."
Brown is pleading with the public for assistance in finding his father.
To contact Brown, call 404-1048 or 884-2520 or the nearest police station if you have any information concerning the whereabouts of Clinton Brown.