Excerpts of letter released in Steven Clark Investigation
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Detectives investigating the disappearance of Steven Clark from Marske in 1992 have today released excerpts of an anonymous letter sent to Cleveland Police in 1999.
Officers have previously appealed for the unknown letter writer to come forward and hope that by giving some parts of the letter, the sender may be revealed.
Detectives from the Cleveland and North Yorkshire Cold Case Unit reopened the case and they believe that Steven has come to harm. They have launched a murder investigation and are appealing for the public to help. Two people have been arrested as part of the investigation and have been released on bail pending further investigation.
Detective Chief Inspector Shaun Page, who is leading the investigation, said: “This letter is just one of several key lines of enquiry in the case.
“The letter was sent to Guisborough Police Station and is very precise in nature. The letter writer intimated that Steven was dead and that they claim to know the person responsible. It was 21 years ago, so the letter writer could have died since then, but if anyone recognises the handwriting, we would urge them to get in touch.”
The national charity, Crimestoppers, has issued a £10,000 reward for information that leads to the conviction of those responsible for Steven’s death. Information can be passed to the charity entirely anonymously, as Crimestoppers is completely independent.
DCI Page added: “Steven left his personal belongings at home when he disappeared. His wallet, glasses, and watch. He was a sociable character, and was liked by the friends who knew him. He had lived in South Africa until he was around the age of 20, having moved there when he was younger. His life in Marske was different from the more restricted way of life overseas.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101 or can provide information through this online portal https://mipp.police.uk/operation/12XN19A51-PO1 . Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111.