PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire — Friends and family of Adam Camarato, who has been missing since leaving the Clipper Tavern early Saturday morning, canvassed the South End Tuesday, looking for clues near his last known location, while hanging posters with his photo.
Camarato, 32, of Eliot, Maine, was last seen leaving the 75 Pleasant St. pub at 12:46 a.m. April 27, was on foot and without a car, said his sister, Jamie Fultz. She said no one knows which direction her brother took after leaving the tavern and her “search party” included seeking surveillance cameras in the area.
About 30 people gathered at the Junkins Avenue playground parking lot Tuesday morning, including Camarato’s 16-year-old niece, Gabriella. She told the Portsmouth Herald she was able to access her father’s Google account, which showed his phone’s last location at Court and Washington streets at about 1:30 a.m. Saturday.
Camarato’s sons recalled his PlayStation password, which led to access to his PayPal account, which shows no activity since about the time he disappeared, Fultz said.
“We know he didn’t just joyride somewhere,” Fultz said. “Something has happened and we need to know what.”
Police Capt. Frank Warchol said officers are chasing every lead, looking at cameras and making the case a priority. He said one of the department’s top detectives is now assigned to the case and it’s his priority.
“We’re taking it very seriously,” Warchol said.
Groups from the search party walked the area Tuesday looking for Camarato’s cellphone, clothing and other clues, while stapling missing person posters to poles along the way. Fultz said they’ll ring doorbells and knock on doors, of any home or business, hoping someone will have surveillance images or a memory of seeing her brother in the area.
“People are coming in waves,” she said, while advising her search party to not touch anything they might find and instead report it to police.
In the midst of orchestrating the search for clues, Fultz received a phone call that pushed her to tears. A relative received word that an unidentified psychic thinks Camarato is in the water and was canvassing the Piscataqua River in a boat, she said.
Fultz’s friend Nicole Hughes said the search must continue and wondered aloud if Camarato was a woman, if they’d be getting more help.
According to the Portsmouth public police log, Camarato’s disappearance wasn’t entered into a national police database until Sunday morning. The police log also notes several leads turned up nothing and Camarato’s phone is “showing powered off.”
Fultz pleaded for anyone in the area to review their surveillance footage for signs of her brother.
“The most important thing we need to know is which direction he went after the Clipper Tavern,” she said.
Fultz said Monday her brother went out to dinner with his boss and his email account includes a receipt for a Lyft ride to dinner at 9 p.m. Friday. He then went to the tavern with a friend who reported he went to the restroom and when he returned, Camarato was gone, his sister said. After the email about the Lyft ride, there are no further emails, she said.
“He’s never done this, ever,” Fultz said. “He has two little boys he consistently sees every weekend.”
Camarato was last seen wearing a ball cap with an unknown insignia, a dark long-sleeved top and jeans. Fultz said her brother is 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighs about 170 pounds. She said he has a beard, numerous tattoos and a pierced septum.
Anyone with information is asked to call Portsmouth police at (603) 436-2145. Fultz posted a family contact number on the posters around the city, which is (603) 312-9674. Anonymous tips can be left with Seacoast Crime Stoppers by calling (603) 431-1199, at seacoastcrimestoppers.com, or through the “P3 Tips” app.