This is an excerpt from a newspaper in the Bahamas posted today:
Disappearance of Canadian Man Remains A Mystery
By Kendea Jones
Ten months after a Canadian man disappeared in The Bahamas, his family members are still hopeful he will be found alive.
Darrell Cloutier, an employee of PCL Constructors Bahamas, was last seen when he left work on April 10, last year, according to police.
He was reported missing on April 11 by his employers after he failed to show up for work.
Since then, police, co-workers and family members have searched for him, but to no avail.
Recently, Chief Superintendent Glenn Miller, who heads the Central Detective Unit, said the case is still not closed.
"It is not a closed case until we find him," he said. "We are still trying to find him."
He said, however, at this point police are looking for a body.
Ray Cloutier, Darrell’s father, said on Sunday the family has not taken his disappearance well. He said the family is just hoping that he is still alive.
"How do you deal with something like this?" he asked. "Basically, we know nothing."
He said at first the family members did not believe his son was kidnapped, but now they believe anything is possible.
Mr. Cloutier said the family had hired a private investigator to look into matter, but that did not prove helpful.
"I had a meeting with the police about three months ago and the private investigator did not find out anything that I did not already know," he said.
Despite the lack of information, Mr. Cloutier said he believes the police are doing all they can.
"We have dealt with a lawyer down in The Bahamas and he assured us that the police are doing all that they can so I have no complaints," he said.
Mr. Cloutier said the family has not given up.
"We think that someone out there knows something and it will be a matter of time before they share information," he said.
The family has offered $10,000 for the safe return of Mr. Cloutier.
Mr. Cloutier is a slim Caucasian male who stands 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs roughly 180 pounds, police said.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact police at 322-2561 or 502-9991