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Search for clues on pair

Avinesh Gopal
Tuesday, July 16, 2013

POLICE are exploring all avenues to locate a missing businessman and his employee.

Yesterday, the police said they were searching areas where their car could have gone off-road as a result of an accident.

The police have once again urged the public for information that could help locate the pair or the car they were in so as to give investigators some leads on their whereabouts.

The search for Krishna Swamy Naidu, 41, the director of Capture Fiji in Samabula, Suva, and his employee Ella Joan Blakelock, 44, enters its 26th day today.

Mr Naidu and Ms Blakelock have been missing since the night of June 19 after going from Suva to Lautoka on a work-related trip.

On June 21, Mr Naidu's wife lodged a report at the Samabula Police Station that her husband and his employee had been missing since June 19.

"Since the report was lodged, the police have managed to ascertain that about 7pm on June 19, the two left Naidu's home in Samabula for Sigatoka, Nadi and Lautoka to take measurements of billboards for the Ministry of Health," said police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro yesterday.

Mr Naidu and Ms Blakelock left Suva in a yellow Hyundai Accent, registration FG762, and were last seen at Field 40 in Lautoka at 10.45pm proceeding towards Lautoka Hospital to take measurements.

He was last seen wearing a dark brown long sleeve shirt and black pants while Ms Blakelock was wearing light brown trousers and a light coloured T-shirt.

"To date, the police also can't locate the vehicle the two were travelling in and the search is being conducted in areas where they could have gone off-road as a result of a car accident," Ms Naisoro said.

"We can also confirm that there have been nil financial transactions conducted by Mr Naidu with his bank since the day they were reported missing."

Mr Naidu and Ms Blakelock's relatives are also trying to locate them and have urged the public for any information on their last sightings or that of the car.