Anniversary appeal over brutal murder - The Evesham Observer

Anniversary appeal over brutal murder

Evesham Editorial 3rd Aug, 2018   0

DETECTIVES bidding to find the body of a man brutally murdered in Cleeve Prior nine years ago have appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

Jesse Richards, who was originally from Gloucester, was killed in a sustained and brutal attack over a drugs debt on July 31, 2009.

Five men were jailed in connection with his death and were collectively sentenced to more than 50 years in prison.

Det Chief Insp Carl Moore said: “I would urge anyone who thinks they may have information regarding the whereabouts of Jesse’s body to contact us, however insignificant the details may seem.

“We are confident that there are people out there who know the location or have information which could lead us to recovering Jesse’s body and give his family the chance to lay their loved one to rest.”

West Mercia Police believe that his body was originally taken to Warwickshire, where it was hidden.

DCI Moore added: “We know there are individuals who will have the information which could lead us to Jesse’s body and are choosing not to come forward.

“I appeal to them to consider the pain Jesse’s family continue to suffer long after his death and ask them to re-consider contacting the Police.

“The recovery of Jesse’s body is still a key police objective and in May 2018, searches were carried out at a site near Corley, but nothing of any significance was recovered.”

A £10,000 reward is still available for information leading to the successful discovery of Jesse’s body and anyone with any information is encouraged to contact police using the non-emergency number 101 and ask to speak to DS Gareth Evans,or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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