JAMESTOWN – Local police are using additional resources in an effort to locate a 35-year-old man who went missing nearly three weeks ago.
Sean Carpenter was last seen on April 11th at 1:45 am walking from E. 2nd St,. down Pine St., and towards 1st. St., according to Jamestown Police.
“We have multiple agencies that are assisting us with this (Carpenter investigation),” Jamestown Police Chief Harry Snellings said. “There’s nothing new with this, but I can tell you it’s an everyday thing,”
Less than 24 hours after Carpenter was reported missing, a GoFundMe page was established by Amy McClellan, who claims to be a friend of Carpenter’s.
A Facebook page reportedly operated by McClellan shows several pictures of them in public settings seemingly very happy together.
The donation page also indicates that Carpenter was “contacted” at 3:00 am while the Jamestown Police have said he was last “seen” at 1:45 am.
Snellings acknowledged the time difference at a City Council Meeting on Monday, but he also stated the conflicting information published by a non-law enforcement entity makes their investigation that much more difficult.
“Social media is our friend, but it’s also our worst enemy,” said Snellings. “It does create confusion and it does muddy the waters for us. We have a very strict timeline that we can confirm now, and that’s what we are working with.”
“Our time frame shows the last time anybody contacted him was at 1:45, and nobody has seen or heard from him since,” Snellings said.
Police have not sent out any additional details regarding the case expect to acknowledge the aerial search April 20th.
Snellings reiterated that his agency is following up every lead and using every kind of media available to assist with the case.