Missing Brit who vanished three months ago in Kent is found dead in the Netherlands
- Liam Graham, 22, from Medway in Kent, was reported missing Saturday, July 22
- Kent police is now working with colleagues in the Netherlands to investigate
A man who disappeared in Lower Stoke, Kent in July has been found dead in The Netherlands, police have said.
Liam Graham, 22, was reported missing on Saturday, July 22.
Officers carried out extensive searches in Kent and further afield over several weeks and were unable to locate him.
But Kent Police was on Monday contacted by the Dutch authorities who stated they had recovered the body of a man.
He was formally identified as Graham on Tuesday morning, and his family have since been informed of his death.
Kent Police is now working closely with colleagues in The Netherlands to establish the circumstances surrounding his death, which came more than three months after his last sighting, when he was spotted walking away from a car accident between Lower Stoke and Hoo in Kent’s Medway district.
Liam Graham, 22, was reported missing on Saturday, July 22
The deceased man was formally identified as Liam Graham (right, with sister Holly and older brother Christian) on Tuesday morning, and his family have since been informed of his death
A glimmer of hope emerged on October 7 when groups combing farmland in Kent stumbled upon a wallet belonging to Liam, but despair quickly set in when no other clues were found
Just over a week after Liam’s disappearance, a private Facebook group named ‘Search For Liam’ was created.
Growing to more than 10,000 members, the group helped organise mass public searches for Liam across Kent.
In a statement issued at the beginning of August, Liam’s mother Joanne, sister Holly, and brother Christian promised the 22-year-old they would continue their search until he is back home.
‘Words cannot describe the heartbreak our whole family is going through at this moment in time and it is getting harder as time goes on,’ they told Kent Online.
Later in August, Liam’s mother Joanna told the group: ‘The family can’t thank you all enough, you really are all amazing, sadly there is still no sighting or even a clue.
‘Every day I pray we will get some news, I won’t give up hope that we will find my boy.’
A glimmer of hope emerged on October 7 when groups combing farmland in Kent stumbled upon a wallet belonging to Liam, but despair quickly set in when no other clues were found.
Liam’s family warned he suffered from a heart condition, which only compounded their worry when he was not found after several weeks of searches.
The investigation into Liam’s death continues.
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