A Newbridge man who went missing nearly four years ago has been presumed dead by the High Court.
Kyle Vaughan was last seen on December 30, 2012, aged 24, when his damaged silver Peugeot 306 was found on the A467 between Risca and Crosskeys.
Police believe the car was in a crash, and that Mr Vaughan had managed to walk away from it.
Known to friends as ‘Jabbers’, the former Cwmcarn High School pupil is suspected to have been murdered, and eight people were arrested and released without charge in relation to the case.
However, with the fourth anniversary of his disappearance approaching, Mr Vaughan has officially been presumed as dead.
A spokesperson for Gwent Police said: “We can confirm the family of Kyle Vaughan has received a presumption of death certificate from the High Court Judge.”
She also confirmed the force was still investigating the disappearance.
At the time of his disappearance, police believe Kyle was wearing a dark-coloured beanie hat, a dark coloured t-shirt, three-quarters length denim shorts, white trainers and a gold chain.
She said: “He went missing on December 30, 2012, and somebody knows where he is and somebody knows what happened to him.”
In June 2013, crime fighting charity Crimestoppers offered £5,000 for information regarding Mr Vaughan’s whereabouts, but a spokesperson confirmed that offer had expired.
A spokesperson for Crimestoppers said: “Unfortunately the reward for information regarding the murder of Kyle Vaughan is no longer valid as our reward offers are only available for three months. This only changes if the police force requests a renewal at any point.
“With regards to accepting information, we will always accept information about crime no matter how old it is.”