Man goes missing on his way to a meeting

2014-01-22 00:00

IAN Henry, manager of Bluff Meat Supply in Hillcrest, has been missing since Monday morning.

Henry left the shop at 11.30 am on Monday to attend a monthly meeting with company executives at the outlet in Springfield Park, BMS Select.

“He’s been going to this meeting for years,” said his wife, Trish Henry, who added that it was totally out of character for her husband not to contact her.

“He always rings me before he goes somewhere and rings me when gets back. He rang me yesterday before he left and that’s the last I heard from him.

“We have got him on camera leaving the Hillcrest shop with his wallet in one hand and his cellphone in the other,” she said.

She said that since then, her husband’s cellphone “just goes to voice message” if the number is rung.

Henry was driving a silver Corsa bakkie, registration NPN 11597, and wearing his white butchery jacket with his name “Ian” embroidered on it.

Police and local community watch structures have been involved in the search for Henry, as well as private investigator Brad Nathanson.

Nathanson said it was unusual that Henry left the premises in Hillcrest at 11.30 am for a meeting scheduled for 2 pm. It’s a half-hour drive under normal circumstances.

According to Nathanson, a search on Henry’s computer indicated that the last thing he did prior to leaving the butchery was to google a bed-and-breakfast in Kloof.

Nathanson said at 7.30 am yesterday, Henry’s cellphone came on and it was possible to triangulate a location. “It was somewhere in the vicinity of the SunCoast Casino,” Nathanson said.

The hotel and car park in the area were searched, but there was no trace of Henry.

If you have any information, you can contact Henry’s family members at 031 466 1008 or 076 448 9919 or Nathanson at 083 250 2007.

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