|The uncle of missing eight-year-old school girl Leah Lammy has vanished, along with his van.|
Hugh Montano, 30, dropped off his pregnant girlfriend at her home in California, Couva, eight days ago, and has not been seen since.
His aunt, Bunny John, said his home at Carlsen Field, Chaguanas, was ransacked and several appliances stolen. "His girlfriend checked the house and said the clothes he was wearing the night was still on the bed, which means he reached home," she said.
Montano, a mechanic, was involved in the search for his missing niece, relatives said. "He joined the search party and was really worried about her. He and Leah's father are brothers," John said.
Police were unable to say whether the incidents are linked.
Catherine Montano, Hugh's mother, said calls to her son's cellphone went unanswered. "We searched everywhere for him and cannot find any clues. No one called us for a ransom or anything and now we don't know what to do," she said.
Leah's mother, Gale Lammy, said she was not aware of the incident. "I really don't know my husband's family because we are separated, but this is really sad," she said. ...