Relatives renew appeal for information on missing American
Relatives of Kwame Rumel Jobronewet have renewed their appeals for information on the fate of the 67-year-old US citizen who disappeared eight months ago.
Jobronewet, also known as Romie Johnston, vanished on June 12, 2009, shortly after visiting relatives in Buxton.
At the time, Mr. Jobronewet was in Guyana to attend his mother’s funeral.
A female cousin alleged that after visiting his late mother’s home in Buxton, Mr. Jobronewet left the Buxton residence through the back gate, which led onto Middle Street, Buxton. At the time, he was reportedly heading to Beterverwagting to attend a family reunion.
However, a Buxton shopkeeper alleged that a man fitting Jobronewet’s description, and speaking with an American accent, had visited his shop on Company Road during the evening.
The shopkeeper alleged that the man had tried to buy a drink with US coins, but left when he refused to accept the money.
One of the missing man’s relatives had also received a telephone call from someone who claimed to know of Jobronewet’s whereabouts.
The caller demanded $1.6M from the relatives but never contacted them again.
Some relatives believe that Mr. Jobronewet was abducted shortly after his East Coast Demerara visit by persons who believed that he was carrying a substantial sum of cash.
Police, acting on information, had detained two brothers from Buxton and had also scoured the area for the missing man’s remains. However, nothing was found to link the men to the case.
Relatives of the missing American have offered a reward for information about his whereabouts.
Mr. Jobronewet was reportedly last seen on June 12, 2009 in Buxton.
Persons with information that could lead to relatives locating him and to the arrest of persons suspected of abducting Mr. Jobronewet are asked to contact the nearest police station.
They can also contact relatives on telephone number 222-2711.