Missing woman’s sister sues dump managers

| 13/02/2017 | 29 Comments
Cayman News Service

Chief Inspector Richard Barrows with a picture of the missing woman, Anna Evans (Photo by Dennie Warren Jr)

(CNS): Noreen Dixon has filed a law suit against the government’s Department of Environmental Health on behalf of her missing sister’s estate and five children. In the legal claim filed last month Dixon points the finger of blame at the management of the dump where Anna Evans was working when she disappeared more than six years ago in January 2011, when she was 37 years old. The family is claiming damages for the loss/death of Evans, as they say she disappeared as a result of a “wrongful act, neglect or default of the defendant” and point to a breach of statutory duty, contract or negligence.

No details of the amount of damages sought or why the family believes the DEH management was responsible for Evans’ disappearance has been detailed in the action, which was filed in the Grand Court directly by Dixon and not an attorney.

Evans has not been seen since lunchtime on 26 January 2011, when she was working a shift at the George Town landfill, and although police have said in the past that there are no new leads, it remains an open missing persons case. A missing person is not usually formally declared dead until at least seven years have passed without any trace of them.

When Evans went missing, some of her friends and family had suggested the responsibility lay with her husband, who was assaulted shortly after she disappeared. But neither he nor any other suspects were ever arrested in connection with the investigation, which saw specialist sniffer dogs brought from overseas to try to track Evans.

However, some years after she disappeared, former chief superintendent John Jones expressed his belief that Evans may have met with an accident at the dump and her body was still somewhere in the landfill.

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  1. anonymous says:

    There were no justice for 21-year-old Nichelle Anna-Kay Thomas, brutally murdered under RCIPS alleged watch. Nobody moves a finger to protect regular folks. There were no investigation and noone lost his/her job. Everything is fine in the Paradise. Fund raisers, gala events, cayfests, etc.but underneath of these superficial activities is a deeply troubled society.

  2. Claude Bigup says:

    We Need Justice for ANNA! Sympathy without relief ain’t worth $#@! If we had good Police officers in this place, this would have been solved a long time ago. This current bunch from overseas simply aren’t intrest in helping Cayman and many hold great contempt for Cayman but not that money though.

    • Anonymous says:

      Please explain. Are there not Caymanian police officers that are chomping at the bit to solve this; for money, or from a deep sense of striving for justice?

  3. Knowles says:

    Holding those responsible for investigating this matter is crucial the next questions do they really care?

  4. Anonymous says:

    That new police commissioner that they just appointed…really need to look into the hundreds of cold cases of. Unsolved murders in the Cayman Islands. We have worthless police officers on the force that is not doing their jobs, and the only thing they are good for is giving out traffic tickets and harrassing good citizens of this Island.

    • Diogenes says:

      Hundreds of unsolved murders? Go on them, list them. We have at worst less than 10 murders a year, so how come there are hundreds of unsolved ones?

      BTW if you get a traffic tickets it’s because you broke the law, and cannot call that harassment. Wish the police handed out more tickets not less ( but guess they are all occupied trying to deal with all those unsolved murders.).

  5. Anonymous says:

    May be, may be something like this going on in the Cayman Islands?

    Fort Myers police and the state attorney’s office announced Thursday that a 14-month investigation among multiple agencies resulted in 21 arrests.
    The investigation, dubbed “Operation Great Lakes,” focused on a Harlem Lake-based gang known as Lake Boyz, Chief Derrick Diggs said, and involves the rarely used Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, also known as RICO.


  6. Anonymous says:

    It is rather disturbing to learn that the Dump, as it is, could be the perfect site for the heinous crimes of people’s disappearance on this island. Anyone is having goosebumps? The
    14/02/2017 at 9:00 am comment opens our eyes a little wider on what is really going on in
    this country where criminals rule because they have support of….you fill the dots.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Let’s close our eyes and pretend that we might be at the geographical center of the Caribbean transshipment economy, that there could be powerful criminally entrenched gangsters, like the kind that might some day steal $40mln in drugs from a secure Police evidence locker, from within a police compound fence, without CCTV or anyone having seen anything – similar to Noreen’s CCTV disappearance. If there were such powerful individuals in the business of narcotic property recovery, imagine how dangerous they might be, and what they might do to a dump supervisor who may have witnessed a deviation from the police training manual? There is a easy answer as to why these agencies are not looking for her…and it stinks. Don’t hold your breathe for Sir Thomas Winsor to be called in, those calling the shots obviously like it (and benefit from it being) this way.

  8. rollin says:

    I’m confused , what did management do ? I recall and all out search . How is this managements fault ? What neglect ? Did she not have proper training ? Was she working with limited tools and as such compromised her safety ? Did management cover up mishappenings ?

    • Anonymous says:

      It happened at work..so the employer may has strict liability to ensure employee safety.

      • Anonymous says:

        How can you prove ” it” happened at work without a witness. We don’t even know what ” it” is. Maybe she left work when “it” happened.

    • Anonymous says:

      If someone disappears on your watch, at your workplace, during work hours then you have responsibility for them, just like they have responsibilities to your company whilst working for you which they can be held accountable for.

  9. Anonymous says:

    That poor woman and her family. Those children need to be offered the best options for a successful future. That takes money and tuition. Government needs to step up.

  10. Anonymous says:

    I worked with the people that worked at the dump they say she saw something and was disposed She was incinerated where they burn the cocaine That being said i know that if they did any kind of investigation they would of found all kinds of body parts that had been disposed into the dump over the years. Its a fact they used to burn the bodies and spread it on the dump So there are always teeth etc to be found.

    • Anonymous says:

      Very likely.

    • Anonymous says:

      That type of incinerator wouldn’t leave anything behind if burnt long enough.

    • Diogenes says:

      Whenever someone says “it’s a fact” and doesn’t cite a source I suspect that what follows is a belief or hearsay and not a fact. So you say so many bodies have been incinerated over the years that you can find teeth lying on the ground. So how did these teeth survive the incinerator? It would reduce bodies to ash. And even if there were loose teeth, there haven’t been covered over by rubbish over the years? And there are so many teeth over such a large site that you routinely come across them? Not awfully credible, but hey, I can be persuaded if you cite the source for your facts.

      • Anonymous says:

        FACT the white stuff spread on the landfill is ash Fact The old air burner is still there full of ash and teeth and bits …Fact what do you think they do with the unborn and medical chunks of meat

  11. Anonymous says:

    Suspicious to say the least. Perhaps she saw something drugs related?

  12. Anonymous says:

    I hope this is not a stupid question, but why didn’t the limitation period expire in January 2014?

    • Diogenes says:

      January 2017, surely? In any event, how can you assert a damages claim without any indication as to the defendants actions or liability. Summary dismissal filing coming no doubt.

  13. Anonymous says:

    go girl go….anna is a distance relative of mine…govt has and should answer…

  14. Anonymous says:

    As she should.

    This is a free country (so far) and my opinion is exactly that, an opinion.
    This woman saw more than she was supposed to see and that was that.

    Like I said, it was just an opinion.

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