Video: Rudy Smith’s Family Appeal For Help

January 17, 2013

[Updated with video] Six months after he went missing, the family of Rudy Smith appealed for anyone who knows anything about his disappearance to come forward.

Speaking at a press conference this morning [Jan 17], Mr Smith’s mother, Madeline Rampersad, said she still doesn’t know what happened to her son, and asked anyone with any information to come forward.

Understandably emotional, she said it was very difficult to be sitting there talking about her son’s disappearance.

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Detective Chief Inspector Nicholas Pedro asked the public to put themselves in the family’s “unimaginable position,” and called for members of the community who know what happened to come forward so Mr Smith’s killer[s] can be brought to justice.

The 41-year-old was last seen on 9 July 2012, and the police located Mr Smith’s motorbike in the waters in front of Grace Church on North Shore on 16 July 2012. The police have officially classified his disappearance as a murder.

Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact the main police number on 295-0011 or the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers hotline on 800-8477.

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  1. COB says:

    My heart goes out to this family:

    Be Blessed and I along with others will pray for your mind to be put to rest,Peace will come to you very soon:

  2. So sad says:

    Gosh this family. Wish someone will just say something give them closure. A mother not knowing where her child is gosh…it is a mothers nighmare. Please let it be over for her. It may be a small peice of the puzzell that they need to solve this, something please help them. I am a mother and I am sitting here in tears. Please. I hope this family has closure come soon. Praying for you all

  3. Prayers go out to and for the family,friends,no parent should ever have to go through this let alone not being able to bring closure is a night mare within itself.

    With all the negative blogs we read from time to time and even post ourselves at times,it is times like this when we have to step back and take on the spirit of empathy and sit in these peoples position.

    So to Rudy’s Mom and family don’t ever stop praying and believing God for the answer,when I look at Mr. Danny Crockwell I give praise to God because he never gave up believing that God will bring justice.I believe the same for you and many times there are people praying for you and your family that you may never meet but God hears their prayers also on your behalf.

    We may not know all the details and we may never know but one thing is for sure,God see’s all and know’s all and He is the Supreme Judge that will vindicate in every situation,so take courage that God has seen all of your tears and knows your heartaches and He has not forgotten you,so trust Him. He will come through for you and it may sound like Words but some of us have lived it to be able to say it.God bless you

  4. tricks are for kids says:

    To those of you that KNOW where or what has happened to Rudy…..please find it in your heart to do the right thing and give his mother the closure that she DESERVES…..Look at her in the video!!! Look how heartbroken and torn she is by this….if you have a conscience let your conscience be your guide!!! think of it as this could easily be YOUR mother…..would you want her to have to go through this……just address an envelope to the police, a pastor someone you know…you don’t have to sign it…but just let someone know……

  5. LadyB says:

    This is so sad I really fell her pain.These heartless persons who hurt Rudy.I hope someone soon has a conscience and speaks up!!! God Bless you Madeline and your family. <3

  6. ella says:

    This is just so wrong. Come on people, you know who you are, say something. Noone needs to know but you. Give Rudys’ family some closure.

    BPD: Maybe you need to issue an award. That usually helps.

  7. WhistleBlower says:

    Soon there will be an answer to this and numerous other offences committed by some of the most wicked and evil people living in Bermuda. Your days are REALLY numbered! You will be exposed for the monster you are!
    How do you sleep? How can you live amongst people with this DISGUSTING secret? What kind of MIND do you have FRIENDS of those who committed this offense?? You can RUN to the ROCK but even the rock WILL NOT hide your SIN!!!! GOD knows who you are are where you sleep! Be PREPARED when HIS WRATH is UNLEASHED upon you!!!!

    To the family my prayer is a prayer of peace, love and OVERSTANDING I pray that this experience draws you closer as a unit and that your hearts do NOT turn as have the COWARDS responsible for you LOVED ONES disappearnce! Your VICTORY will be GREATER than those who have INFLICTED such pain onto your family. I love you guys and my heart weeps with you!! :-(

  8. mixitup says:

    My heart hurts for this family, Their pain came straight through my laptop into the pit of my stomach.. Please Bermudian people, if you know something say something.

  9. Judge Dredd says:

    I can’t believe we are witnessing such an evil day in this country. Here is one of our families suffering an evil that none of us would want to suffer. I can’t believe my eyes. This is real. F$%% murderers man I’m so angry and sad for these people. You know what? F%^& people who don’t believe in Hell too because if you think that you can just live this temporary life killing people and destroying lives and then just die with no consequences then you don’t believe in justice. ALL FAMILIES who are suffering from the loss of a murdered member I’m telling youyou do not know the power of your tears and your story. God has given you a power that has not been given to those who don’t know your pain and I think is so that you can unite and put a stop to this plague on our island. I always was angry but seeing a family makes me even more heartbroken.

  10. Judge Dredd says:

    I have to apologise to this family for the lack of support they are receiving from their fellow human brings who are just pouring out their love and compassion and money for a fo%^&n dog but none of them would offer any support for a family who needs kind words too. They think they are compassionate and kind but they are only incapable of truly empathising with a fellow human being because they hate people so much. I find these fakes to be the most vile and hated bunch toward other people yet they respond so quick saying “poor little doggie awww”. Yes ok we must look out for animals but it doesn’t mean $h!+ if you’re not looking out for people. It’s like feeding the neighbour while your children starve to death, how virtuous do you think that is? There’s more virtue in helping thus family here.

    • Judge Dredd says:

      I’m sorry people I don’t mean to be nasty I’m just upset. Fine they’re taking care of the dog and that’s a god thing too, they’re good people.

  11. Fruity says:

    Is this still ongoing?