Police on Friday recovered the body of Junior Peters, who had been missing since June 27. (Photo: PROVIDED)

Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Junior Peters, 50, of Carrot Bay, who has been missing since June 27, when he was last seen at Horse Path at around 4 p.m., according to a Thursday police press release.

On the day of his disappearance, Mr. Peters, a Jamaican, was doing landscaping work at a private residence, where eyewitnesses reported seeing him sit on a large rock outside the property sometime that afternoon, the press release stated.

Mr. Peters’ landscaping equipment was found in the same spot on Sunday, and again on Monday, along with “the pruned vegetation,” which alarmed the tenants of the property, the press release stated.

“This prompted an immediate search of the area where personal effects of Mr. Peters were found,” the release stated.

This police search came up empty, the press release stated.

In the days since, volunteers have joined with the police and fire departments, Virgin Islands Search and Rescue, and other organisations to look for the missing man, conducting house to house inquiries in the Horse Path area, but Mr. Peters remains missing, according to police.

“Police are further appealing to anyone who may have information pertaining to Mr. Peter’s disappearance to contact” Detective Inspector Vernon Larocque at 368-0909, or the Major Crimes Investigation Team at 368-5682, the press release stated.

Also, police are urging residents in the neighborhood by Z-King Radio Station to keep any eye out for Mr. Peters, who may have sought refuge in the area, the press release added.