The following update was posted on Facebook by Carole Day’s 24-year-old son Jai, who is currently in the Philippines to search for his mom.
He is calling for media/awareness to help find Carole Day, a British national based in Hong Kong, who has been missing since September 12, 2010.
Carole flew to Manila and Cebu frequently for business several times a month. Engaged in the business of furniture and interior decoration, she uses a showroom at the LRI Design Studio at 210 Nicanor Garcia Street, Bel-Air II, Makati.
According to Jay, “she has done business in Cebu in the past but had a falling out over quality of goods.”
Hair: Blond/strawberry Blond
Born 19th July 1954 – 56 years old
British/HK permanent resident of 22 years
British Passport: 707377691
Marriage status: Widowed – 6 years
Has two sons:
Jai Day is currently in Manila and can be contacted through
+(852) 9633 3071
+63 (916) 440 2851
(916) 440 2851
Jamie Day (21) is currently in Hong Kong
+(852) 9820 7853
Her original itinerary was not followed:
HK-MNL (stay at Corporate Inn)
11th MNL-Phuket (stay at the Kane residence)
She had to be back then for the following reasons:
16th – a close friends funeral
17th – Pick up a friend from the airport (from UK) who is to stay with us in HK for 2 weeks (she is in HK now)
21st – She was to fly to London for the son of a close family friends’ (more than 25 years) wedding.
She would not have gone more than a day without calling to check in.
She left her 2 sons at home.
FULL TIMELINE SO FAR:
Friday, 10th September
Jai dropped Carole at HKG airport for her 10.40am flight to Manila on Cebu pacific (flight no. 5j 111) on the 10th of September 2010.
She arrived in Manilla and met her business partner at the LRI showroom at around 4 pm.
At around the same time Carole called her friend’s house at which she was planning on staying in Phuket speaking to the Housekeeper to inform them of her intended arrival the next day (Sept 11th) at 3pm.
Carole and business partners worked and then had some beers (purchased from the local petrol station but consumed at the studio) in the early evening.
Business partner dropped Carole off at the Corporate inn at 7pm.
Carole realized she had forgotten her jacket at the showroom and informs Tschai via text message.
Saturday, 11th September
Carole calls the residence of friend in Phuket again to inform of her delayed arrival. She again speaks to the housekeeper. She now plans to arrive in Phuket on Sept 12th at 5pm.
2/3 pm—Business partner arrives at Corporate Inn with Carole’s jacket. Remains for one hour and leaves.
Sunday, 12th September
Carole checks out of the Corporate Inn hotel at 7.30am and proceeds to board a street taxi (not a hotel taxi). She arrives at LRI showroom at 8.30/8.45am. Business partners are already there.
Carole begins unpacking two bags (large, square, chequered plastic bags) full of small items and pricing them.
9.30/9.40am – Business partners leave. Carole remains still unpacking/pricing items.
This is the last known point of contact.
When the business partners left she was roughly half way through unpacking. Estimated guess as to completion time is 1030-11.30am.
They left to work on the design of a matellic ‘leaf’ that she was producing for the Regal hotel HK.
As they leave she tells them that she plans to fly to Cebu and Phuket. She did not clarify in what order.
Monday, 13th September
Business partner arrives at showroom. Showroom manager is also present. All items from the bags have been neatly stacked, lights have been turned off in the showroom and the door has been locked. No sign of struggle.
She was last seen at the LRI design studio by her business partner at 9.30am on the 12th of September.
When he left she told him she was going to Cebu and Thailand. It is not certain in which order, but he believes that the intention was to head to Cebu first.
Immigration statusAccording to Filipino immigration Carole has not left the Philippines, but they are unable to check internal flights (so she could be anywhere in the Philippines—Manila or Cebu).
Jai is going to the head offices of PAL and Cebu pacific (followed by every smaller airline that flies Manila-Cebu) to recover flight manifests. Will post details asap.
Confirmation of HKG-MNL roundtrip – G9IYST
Round trip details:
Sep 10th HK – MNL (NAIA T3) flight no. 5j 111: 10.40am – 12.40pm
Sep 15th MNL (NAIA T3) – HK flight no. 5j 118: 4.40pm – 6.40pm
Thailand Phone details:
Carole called the residence of friend in Phuket twice and both times spoke to the housekeeper.
The first call was on Sept 10th (Friday) 4pm – to inform of her arrival in Phuket on the 11th (Saturday) at 3pm.
The second call was on Sept 11th (Saturday) – to inform of her delayed arrival in Phuket on the 12th (Sunday) at 5pm.
Actions taken so far:
UK Embassy – in HK and Phil
Phil Embassy in HK
Both have been in touch with Bureau of Foreign affairs.
HK Police, contact IVY
Tracked phone records (no use of HK phone for calling in Phil)
HK account has not been accessed outside of normal
UK account Lloyds bank credit card details attempting to be tracked.
Unable to track text messages sent while in Phil.
Contacted – no results – no effort
Suggested it may be notorious Manila gang Drug – Kidnap – use credit cards
Immigration (via UK Embassy in Phil)
Carole did not leave the Philippines
Radio/TV – Mina –
Apparently there has been broadcasts but I have not seen them
Running a story in today’s (23rd) paper.
Friends and Tschai contacted all Manila hospitals – no luck
Friends will continue to contact Cebu hospitals.
Plans today – go to PAL/Cebu pacific – retrieve manifests
contact Filipino kidnap specialist team
Missing posters – everywhere. Ermita, Airport, Makati
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