DISAPPEARED: Kareem Farrell


2 Malabar friends go missing

By Kim Boodram

TWO friends have mysteriously vanished from their Malabar community, one of them leaving behind an anguished wife and two toddlers.
Young father Kareem Farrell, 25, and his friend, Jed Andrews, were last seen liming outside a neighbour’s home in Malabar last Saturday.
Both were in Farrell’s car while chatting with the neighbour.
The neighbour went into his house for a few minutes and returned to find the men and the car gone, Farrell’s sister, La Toya Farrell, told the Express yesterday.
Their families have not been able to make contact with them since and have been told by the La Horquetta police that “some people” have been questioned in connection with the men’s disappearance.
“My little brother has never done anything like this, leave his family for days and not say anything,” the missing man’s sister said.
Farrell had spent most of the day at home at Immortelle Avenue in Malabar, where he lives with his mother, his wife and two children, ages three and one.
He left his home and proceeded to a nearby shop, where he played video games until just before midnight.
From there, in company with Andrews, who lives a short distance away from him, Farrell visited the neighbour who last saw them.
Both men work together in masonry and ceiling construction.
Farrell’s vehicle is a silver Nissan B-14 with a sunroof, his sister said.
The families have filed missing persons reports with the Malabar police and La Toya Farrell said she has visited a number of stations in the area looking for answers.
It was during one of these visits to the La Horquetta Police Station that she was told the police had questioned some people about her brother’s disappearance.
Farrell’s cellphone is registered to the name of a relative, who accessed records from the service provider that showed the device had been turned off shortly before midnight.
The last call came from his concerned mother, who was enquiring about his whereabouts.
The family is asking anyone with information to call 466-7226 or the Malabar police at 643-2358.
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