Andrew Parker of Hampton is missing. Police, family friend search
HAMPTON – Research is underway for a A 31-year-old man from Hampton is missing since he left his home last Tuesday, friends have also reached out to help the police in their efforts to scour the area.
Andrew Parker was last seen on September 21 around 1 p.m. when he left the 340 Lafayette Road area on foot in an unknown direction, according to Hampton Deputy Police Chief Alex Reno.
A 5-foot-8-inch white man weighing around 165 pounds, Parker has red hair and blue eyes and was last seen wearing a black shirt with a white print, black pants and black shoes.
Reno said Parker was known to the police and the community. He is often seen walking in Hampton along Highway 1 or along the town railroad with headphones on, listening to music on his cell phone. Reno said Parker suffered from mental health issues and was not in possession of his medication. In addition, he left his home last Tuesday without his cell phone, headphones, keys or wallet.
Parker doesn’t drive, so since learning of his disappearance on September 22, police have been out every day, bringing in K-9 search units and state police. The searches include all areas of the city where he could have walked, Reno said, such as Parker’s usual travel locations along Route 1 north and south, and the rail trail, as well as wooded areas. surrounding areas.
Police have also checked surveillance footage from businesses in the area and have sought advice from the public, but have yet to find evidence of Parker’s progress from September 21.
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“If the agents aren’t on appeal, they’re looking for Andrew,” Reno said. “We sent a watch to other agencies and churches, called hospitals and issued a money alert (an alert in the area of a missing adult). Hampton Falls and Seabrook Police assisted by searching their communities. “
Parker’s friends joined the woodland search efforts last weekend, Reno said. In addition, the friends are planning to meet again next weekend.
Friends organizing research events
Jared Auger has known Parker for 20 years as a generous friend of his family.
“He’s like a brother to all of us,” Auger said. “He would give you the shirt off his back if he’s in the right frame of mind.”
Auger said those who love Parker “are hoping he has curled up somewhere to try to clear his mind.”
“The last thing he said to his mother before he left was ‘I love you,’ Auger said.
Auger helps organize two searches on October 3. Those wishing to help in the morning should meet at 8:30 a.m. at the High Street Municipal Lot in Hampton (behind Wicked Flannel) at 8:30 a.m. before leaving at 9 a.m. at 1:00 p.m. Those who can search in the afternoon should gather there at 12:30 p.m. for a search which will run from 1 p.m. until dusk, he said, adding that police will be on hand for a brief search of the measures. security and appropriate protocol.
Help sought from the public
Reno said there is something the general public can do to help.
“If you own a property and have woods or small buildings on your property that you haven’t visited recently, you might want to go out and check them out,” Reno said, adding that if the people think they’ve found evidence of Parker’s presence they shouldn’t touch anything, but immediately call Hampton Police at (603) 929-4444.
Reno said Hampton Sgt. Joseph Jones is the department’s liaison with Parker’s mother, Jean Henson, who is understandably upset by her son’s disappearance. Henson described his son to Jones as a “nice boy who loves animals and people.”
“She told the sergeant. Jones, Andrew would rather hurt himself than hurt someone else, ”Reno said. “She said he was suffering from mental health issues, and they finally started and here is the result.”