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Gwent Police has renewed its appeal to find out what happened to Newbridge man Kyle Vaughan, who has been missing for nearly a decade.
The renewed appeal coincides with what would have been Kyle’s 34th birthday.
Kyle, who was 24-years-old when he went missing, has not been seen since December 30, 2012 when he was spotted driving on the A467. His damaged silver Peugeot 306 was later found on the same road at around 11.45pm between Risca and Crosskeys.
Police believe Kyle’s car was in a crash and that he had managed to walk away from it. Despite no body ever being found, police believe Kyle was murdered.
At the time Kyle went missing, it is believed he was wearing a dark-coloured beanie hat, a dark coloured T-shirt, three-quarter length denim shorts, white trainers and a gold chain.
A missing person enquiry was initially launched by police – but later became a murder investigation.
In October 2016, Kyle, who attended Cwmcarn High School, was officially presumed dead by the High Court.
In 2018, Kyle’s mother, Mary, passed away after a terminal illness, not knowing what happened to her son.
While eight people have been arrested in connection with the disappearance over the years, no one has been charged.
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“We still don’t have the answers we need and Kyle’s family so desperately want.”
Detective Superintendent Nick Wilkie, of Gwent Police, said: “More than nine years on, our investigation into what happened to Kyle remains very much active and we remain in regular contact with his family.
“Officers from our major incident team continue to investigate any information that we receive from members of the public.
“This investigation is extensive. To date; we’ve conducted searches in 40 areas, we’ve interviewed in excess of 200 people, more than 180 intelligence logs submitted and nearly 900 witness statements taken.
“Unfortunately though, we still don’t have the answers we need and Kyle’s family so desperately want.
“We’re still keen to receive any information that may assist our enquiries, however minor you may feel it is.”
Kyle’s father, Alan Vaughan, said: “We’ve never given up hope of locating Kyle. We’ve never given up hope of finding out what happened to him.”
Gwent Police is hosting a website where anyone can submit any relevant information they may have about Kyle’s disappearance.
The website will be open for one month from August 3, with any information submitted sent to the police’s investigative team.
Anyone with information can also contact Gwent Police on 101 or through direct message on Facebook or Twitter, quoting log reference 397 30/12/12
Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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