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Wife cries out for hubby


SHERIA BRATHWAITE

Wife cries out for hubby

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“Patrick if you are alive, please contact me or come home.”

Those are the words of anguish from Clarine Wharton, whose husband, Patrick Wharton, 59, has been missing for the past 11 days.

On Friday, May 11, Patrick left the couple’s home at Millicent Trotman Close, Cleavers Hill, St Joseph, around 9:30 a.m. to go to town. Wharton said she realised he packed a set of clothes in a bag and left. When she called Patrick around 7:10 p.m. someone with an accent answered the phone and she told them to inform Patrick that his wife was trying to reach him.

When she called back, the phone went unanswered.

Concerned about his whereabouts, Wharton visited her husband’s favourite liming spot in Marhill Street, The City, on May 14 and she was told that he was not seen in the area for some time.

“What has me worried is that Patrick is a very private person and it is not like him to give someone his phone to answer for him,” she told the DAILY NATION at home yesterday during a visit to her.

Wharton said she also contacted Patrick’s four siblings and two of his daughters, who live in Barbados, and all of them said they had not heard from him in a while.

The couple were together for one year and got married on December 2 last year. They share their home with Clarine’s daughter Vanessa Marshall, granddaughter Javonna Marshall and great granddaughter Djara Bootman.

Wharton said the girls loved her husband like a father and missed him dearly.

Wharton, also 59, said she was not sleeping well, her blood pressure was high, and she had lost her appetite. She added that her daughter Vanessa recently had a dream that Patrick’s body was found with a white cloth covered over him.

Solutions Barbados candidate for St Joseph Jennifer Highland visited the family Monday to hear first-hand of their plight. (SB)

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