Two years since the disappearance of Kelvedon man Chris May the detective leading the investigation appeals directly to local drug dealers to give him information.
The enquiry in to Chris’ disappearance is now being led by DCI Stuart Smith from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate who is urging any dealers with information about what happened to Chris to contact him.
Chris May’s car was found abandoned in Troy’s Chase, Fairstead on the morning of May 25, 2015.
On the year anniversary of this date Essex Police declared that the search for Chris, 28, was now a murder investigation and he was not believed to be alive.
Now two years since he was last seen DCI Smith believes there is information within the drug dealing community which could help him find out what happened to Chris.
DCI Smith said: “I know Chris was actively dealing drugs and I believe it is this involvement with drugs and him trying to extend his dealing which has led to his death.
“I am really keen to speak to dealers and users in the Coggeshall, Kelvedon, Feering and Braintree areas who had dealings with Chris.
“Please contact me or my team with any information you have or it can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers.”
Chris had been using drugs and was known to be dealing ecstasy, cocaine and mephadrone, also known as dolly.
The enquiry is also still to establish who is the author of letters sent anonymously claiming to know information about Chris’ whereabouts and what happened to him.
Two have been established as hoaxes but no author or authors have been established for any of them.
Chris’s family said: “The word anniversary usually marks a happy occasion. How can Chris still being missing be an ‘anniversary’. For us it marks two years of no longer living but merely existing. Two years of not being ourselves. Two years of indescribable pain. Two years of not being able to explain to innocent children where their adored uncle is. Two years of an emotional rollercoaster. Some days, somehow, we have hope. Hope that Chris is safe. Hope that he will come home. Hope that we will find out what happened. Then there are days in which hope is lost. How can we continue existing like this? Without Chris, without knowing why he’s not home, where he should be. How can someone let us, whilst knowing what happened?
Yes, Chris may have made mistakes, but does that mean he deserves this, or that we as his family do. Everyone makes mistakes, just some bigger than others. But Chris is a funny, caring and loving man, which is reflected by the amount of love people have for him. Everyone who loves him deserves to know what happened that day two years ago. It’s time for someone to do the right thing and give us the answers that we desperately need. “
Anyone with information is asked to contact the investigation team on 101, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via an anonymous reporting form at crimestoppers-uk.org
Any information you provide cannot be traced back to you and you will not be asked to attend court.