Sean Carpenter: One Month Later, Here’s What We Know


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JAMESTOWN – Exactly one month ago Friday, 35-year-old Sean Carpenter was seen for the last time, according the city’s police department. 

A media release sent out by JPD Division Commander, Robert Samuelson, on April 12th, stated that Carpenter was walking home to his residence on Superior St. but never made it there.

The releases states that he was last seen walking down Pine St. from E. 2nd St. towards 1st St. around 1:45 am.

Police have not released any further information and have not elaborated on where he may have been coming from or what he may been doing in the hours leading up to his disappearance.

“I can tell you it’s an everyday thing,” said Jamestown Police Chief Harry Snellings after a city council meeting on April 30th.

“We have multiple agencies that are assisting us with this (Carpenter investigation),” Snellings said.



On Friday, April 20th, Snellings said that JPD used a New York State Police Aviation Unit to search various parts of the city  for Carpenter.

“We’ve gone to great lengths to check this immediate area, and we’re doing some other checks that we can’t talk about publicly,” Snellings said after that city council meeting nearly two weeks ago.

WNYNewsNow has made multiple attempts to try and reach out to the administrator/administrators of the Sean Carpenter Missing Person Facebook page on multiple occasions, but to no avail.

In the meantime, a GoFundMe page was established last month by a woman named Amy McClellan who, shortly after Carpenter’s reported disappearance, speculated on her Facebook page that he may have fallen through a collapsed portion of the South Main Street Bridge.

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A structural engineer, who said that his company has been working on the bridge for the last two months, told WNYNewsNow’s Ryan Hedrick that the bridge has never collapsed or had a “portion” that was considered collapsed because construction crews ensure that all holes are covered up with heavy steel plates at the end of each and every work day.

Furthermore, pedestrians, although against direct orders by signage placed on barricades at either end of the bridge, have been seen crossing back and forth with no incidents reported to authorities, as far as we know.

Police said Carpenter was last seen wearing a brown baseball hat, long-sleeve green jacket, and grey and red sneakers.

Anyone who may know of Capenter’s whereabouts or may have had contact with him, is urged to call the Jamestown Police Department at 483-7537.

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