Family torn apart by mysterious disappearance of 28-year-old

Chris May's mum Lorraine May, and eldest sister Charlene, have both urged him to get in touch

Chris May's mum Lorraine May, and eldest sister Charlene, have both urged him to get in touch - Credit: Archant

Relatives of missing Essex man Chris May today said his mysterious disappearance is tearing them apart and made a heartfelt plea for him to get in touch with his family.

Chris May

Chris May - Credit: Archant

Police have been carrying out a widespread search to find the 28-year-old him, but say concern is growing for his welfare.

Mr May has not been seen since Bank Holiday Monday after travelling from his home in Kelvedon to see his father Peter at his home in Coggeshall at about 9.45am.

His mother Lorraine May, and eldest sister Charlene, both urged Chris to get in touch.

Lorraine said: “Chris is a loving, family person and is really close to his brother Daniel and three sisters, Charlene, Gemma and Kelly.

“We are a really close family unit and his disappearance is tearing us apart. We are devastated.

“We had no idea that something was wrong until one of his friends said he had not heard from him that day.

Most Read

“We are not coping at all with the strain of not knowing where he is. If he is reading this now I would urge him to get in touch and let us know that he is OK.”

Charlene said: “His nieces and nephews are asking about him and asking why we have lost him.

“We would never be out of contact for any reason and it is completely out of character to hear nothing from Chris for so long.

“If ever there is anything wrong he always lets us know.”

Chris’s car, a silver VW Golf, was found abandoned in woodland at Troys Chase, Fairstead, near Terling, at 9pm on Wednesday, but it is believed to have been left there on Monday.

Officers are now carrying out a close search of the area where the car was found.

Det Insp Alan Stevens, who is leading the investigation, said: “Our enquiries are far-reaching and our search is concentrating on the area where his car was found abandoned.

“We are using specialist officers and dogs to search this area. We have nothing to suggest he has gone further afield at this time.

“I would ask Chris to please get in touch with someone and if you are concerned in any way shape or form about contacting the police, please contact the family to let them know where you are.”

Chris is described as white; about 6ft tall, of medium build and has short, fair hair. He has tattoos on his arms.

Anyone with any information should call Essex Police on 101.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter