Police Appeal: Missing 17-Year-Old Male [Found]

August 4, 2011

missing teen aug 4 11[Updated - teenager has been found] The police have appealed for the public’s assistance in locating 17-year-old Jonathan Burch-Dacosta who was last seen this past Sunday [July 31] in Sandys parish.

A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service is appealing for the public’s assistance in locating 17 year old Jonathan Burch-Dacosta who was last seen on Sunday July 31 in the Sandys Parish area.”

“He is described as brown skinned, approximately 5’8” tall of slim build, weighing approximately 150 pounds.”

“He has closely cropped hair, an earring in his right ear, a tattoo of a teardrop under his right eye and a tattoo of a cross on his right arm.”

“Anyone with any information on the whereabouts of 17 year old Jonathan Burch-Dacosta is encouraged to contact the Vulnerable Persons Unit on 295-0011.”

“The public is reminded that harbouring a juvenile is an offence punishable under the law.”

Update Aug 5: A police spokesman said, “The Bermuda Police Service would like to thank the public for their assistance in locating 17 year old Jonathan Burch-Dacosta. The teenager was located yesterday (Thursday, August 4th) safe and well.”

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  1. Terry 2 says:


    Doesn’t a tear drop under the right eye indicate he has seen someone get killed?!?!?!

    do we want to find him?

    • Ambassador .. says:

      Another young wanna be thug

    • Emeka47 says:

      what does that mean???….yes! we do need to find him. If the teardrop means what you say, some could have been kill throughan accident. Never judge unless you have no glass windows!

    • Scott says:

      meh a lot of people have a lot of fashions that used to supposedly mean something.

      from baggy, low slung pants, one pant leg up, pocket pulled out, etc etc etc. i bet 3/4 of the people that have certain fashions dont even know the original supposed meanings..

      who knows, they could all be urban legends

  2. FYI.... says:

    It actually means that they have killed someone themselves or served time in prison

  3. Terry says:

    Hope it’s not another basement job…..

  4. Terry says:

    Well, there are a few out there that should have FULL FACE of tears………

  5. Truth be Told says:

    It can also mean that you’ve lost someone close to you.

    I’m just hoping the young mans safe regardless of his tattoo.

  6. Point Boi says:

    my 13 yr old nephew decided to put a ‘wash-off’ tear drop tatoo on his face….my Bro washed it off immediately…..with a couple of open hand slaps!

  7. joonya says:

    Where the heck has Claffe been??

  8. Andrew Woodworth says:

    …or it means he’s a ganster wannabe.

  9. Terry says:

    Good one ‘Boi’…..betcha yah nafyoo gott dee point…….

  10. mixitup says:

    A lost generation. Just oblivious to the “Real Life” I bet when its time for him to move out, he’ll be crying to stay under mommy’s roof!

    • Emeka47 says:

      Wow you lot have all the answers and no solutions! He’s 17, maybe in trouble and that’s all we can say is slander. Do any of you know this young man and if so, have you made an attempt to help him turn his life around (if needed) or are you so much better than he. All sin is sin in God’s eyes, so don’t be so selfrighteous. I don’t know nothing about this young man, and I don’t recall his name being in the Courts. Maybe I’m wrong but the cup msy be ‘half full’

      • mixitup says:

        *rolling my eyes* give me a break, its tough love he probably needs. I was far from the model child, but I respected my family and the home and abided by the rules. It’s likely he does’nt feel the need to abide by the rules. Why do I say this? because I know a few youngins who are out living with just anybody beacause their parents have stood their ground!

  11. sometimes I have to cry says:

    Regardless of his tattoo, lets pray that he is safe, he is so young and still someones child.

  12. 80's Role Model says:

    Is he really missing or are you looking for him and want us to do your work for you . being . this was the last line “The public is reminded that harbouring a juvenile is an offence punishable under the law.”… You found those trees find the yute he prolly faster than alvone tho .. lol

  13. Notorious says:

    Probably related to that criminal thug bermyshotta.

  14. Keepin it Real says:

    Ok people let’s start with the Tattoo first.. A tear drop that is just an outline and not filled in means he’s lost someone close to him and a fully filled in tear drop means he has killed someone.. These are blood rules from N.J. I don’t kno if he immaitatin as a wanna be but that’s the true meaning of the tear drop as others have made their own meaning.. Moving along I can assure u this young man is safe and sound he hasn’t been home since sunday let’s “Keep it Real” he’s on summer vacation for starters and he’s more than likely over his boys chillin or at a campsite gettin his freak a leak on like its summer who wants to be home all day I used to do the same thing but I was never missing lol parents these days jump the GUN thinkin the worst he’s prob a good kid just still in party mode from the long weekend.. Food For Thought..