The sister of a man who disappeared while vacationing in East End told Cayman 27 her family wants to find out what happened.
Nineteen months after her brother, comic book artist Norman Lee, was last seen, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is issuing a fresh appeal for information, and a $10,000 reward.
Mr. Lee’s family hopes that incentive will lead to closure.
“We all miss him tremendously and we remember, we all have wonderful memories,” said Rita Lee.
Speaking on behalf of her family, the sister of missing comic book artist Norman Lee said she hopes the FBI’s renewed appeal for information brings answers.
“Apparently they feel that maybe that there are unanswered questions from what was originally reported, the circumstances surrounding Norman’s incident,” she said via telephone from Florida.
The FBI issued a new flyer this week, one year after Cayman 27 first learned the FBI was assisting the RCIPS in its investigation into Norman Lee’s disappearance. It says the bureau is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the recovery of Mr. Lee, and/or the identification which leads to the conviction of those involved in his disappearance.
“The family personally, the questions that we have are, what are the questions the FBI have? What are their questions? I don’t know what they’re looking for, I would love to know what it is that would help them,” said Ms. Lee.
The FBI Miami field office said in an email, “We are seeking information about the circumstances of his disappearance and/or his current whereabouts. Anyone with this information is urged to contact the FBI.”
The FBI added that Mr. Lee is not suspected of any crime.
“The fact that the case opened and the fact that they have this substantial reward, it tells me they need to find answers in the circumstances surrounding whatever it is that happened to Norman, if it’s different than what is reported,” said Ms. Lee.
Mr. Lee was reportedly last seen about 250 yards off shore of the Wyndham Reef Resort on Thursday, March 5th 2015
Ms. Lee said her family wants to know the truth.
“He was just a wonderful person, and he impacted many lives,” said Ms. Lee. “We just want to, we just want closure, we want to know, um, what happened and where he is and we want to bring him home.”
Ms. Lee thanked those who spent days searching for her brother. She praised the quick responsiveness of the Joint Marine Unit, the Air Operations Unit, and volunteers on jet-skis and private boats who chipped in. Anyone with information is asked to contact the FBI Miami field office at (754) 703-2000.