22nd Oct, 2016

£10,000 reward for finding murdered man's body

Aaron Wise 31st Jul, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

THE MOTHER of a man murdered near Evesham over a drug debt has re-appealed for information on the whereabouts of his body, so she can ‘finally lay him to rest’.

There is also a £10,000 reward for anyone who can help with this.

Jesse Richards, from Surrey, was killed six years ago, on July 31 2009 in Cleeve Prior, after he was brutally attacked.

It is believed his body was taken to somewhere in Warwickshire by his murders.

Five men were jailed in connection with his death in April 2012 and were sentenced to a combined 58 years in prison.

His mother, Lucy Richards, is now calling on residents who may have information which can help her to trace her son.

“I know nothing will bring my son back to me but I appeal to the public and ask they put themselves in my shoes,” said Mrs Richards.

“My son has been taken from me in the most violent way, six years on and I still have not been able to lay his body to rest.

“I don’t know where he is and the pain of not being able to visit his resting place is too much to bear.”

Det Sup Mark Loader, who led the investigation for West Mercia Police, said: “The manner in which Jesse died was horrific and brutal and his family continue to suffer years after his death.

“I ask anyone who has any information to come forward to police and allow them the opportunity to say goodbye.”

Anybody with any Information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.