Nfld. & Labrador

Search continues for Jeffrey Crocker, missing in Goulds area

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary told CBC Saturday morning that the search for 34-year-old Jeffrey Crocker was set to resume at 7 a.m.

Crocker, who has autism, was last seen Friday afternoon on Shoal Bay Road

The RNC says a search would resume at 7 a.m. Saturday for Jeffrey Crocker, who was last seen Friday afternoon. (RNC/Twitter)

A search continues in the St. John's neighbourhood of the Goulds for a 34-year-old man with autism who went missing Friday.

Jeffrey Crocker, who lost his father in a house fire in March, is thought to be in the Shoal Bay Road area. 

A cormorant helicopter is again searching the area, as is the Rovers Ground Search and Rescue Team.

Volunteers from the Goulds were also combing the trails on ATV's looking for Crocker.

"We've had some possible sightings that we're chasing down right now, but we still haven't made contact with the subject that we're looking for," said Rovers Ground Search and Rescue Team Coordinator Randy Biddiscombe. 

RNC Sgt. Paul Didham and Rovers Ground Search and Rescue Team Coordinator Randy Biddiscombe have been on the scene monitoring the situation. (Andrew Sampson/CBC)

Police on Friday said Crocker was wearing a green t-shirt, a black and grey jacket, and grey track pants when he went missing.

They're also asking people in the Goulds area to check their properties to make sure Crocker isn't seeking shelter there, especially around decks, sheds, etc.

Biddiscombe said there have been several potential sightings that his group is following up on.

"People have phoned in or stopped by the truck and said, 'I've seen the person and this is the location,'" he said.

Police, ground search and rescue crews, as well as local residents continue to search the Shoal Bay Road area. (Andrew Sampson/CBC)

Crocker made headlines in March when he survived a house fire in Burnt Cove on the  Avalon Peninsula's southern shore. He had made several attempts to save his father, Junior Crocker, but could not get him out alive. 

Crocker also lost his mother to cancer just months before the fire. Following the fire, Crocker went to live with his brother.

"It was cold last night, but he's a healthy person, there's no medical condition that we know of," said Biddiscombe.

"So right now were looking at a positive outcome."

Anyone with information regarding Crocker's whereabouts is asked to contact the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary at 729-8000.

The Rovers Ground Search & Rescue Team were just one of the groups tasked to search for 34-year-old Jeffrey Crocker Friday evening. (Arthur Craig Green/Twitter)