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Missing taximan found dead

RACHELLE AGARD, [email protected]

Missing taximan found dead

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WHILE a mother was making a tearful plea for help in searching for her missing son, unknown to her his body was being pulled from the sea after it was spotted at the bottom of a cliff in St Philip on Friday.

And the death of Jason “Fowl Man” Hobbs, 35, of Apt 1 No. 72 Elizabeth Park, and Harmony Hall, both in Christ Church, has left his fellow taxi drivers calling on authorities to make it mandatory that cameras be installed in their vehicles.

Hobbs, driver of Z1962, disappeared sometime last Tuesday. His mother Marselle Hobbs, said it was only after police came to her home on Wednesday that she realised he had not been heard from since the last time she saw him. When calls to family and friends did not yield any answers on Friday, she turned to the NATION and made an appeal for information.

At the same time she was crying her heart out, her worst fears were being realised, as police announced the discovery of the decomposing body. Yesterday they confirmed that it was Jason’s which was spotted at Elbow Bay, Fortescue, St Philip, and eventually taken to the jetty at Consett Bay, St John.

Marselle and Jason’s stepfather Jerome Moseley said during that appeal that Jason had moved out about a year-and-a-half earlier, but frequented the family home at Harmony Hall.

When a NATION team visited Hobbs’ parents’ home yesterday, Moseley said he was not in a position to speak on the situation and was still traumatised. Last night he said they were on their way to Two Sons Funeral Home to view the body.(RA)

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