Without a Trace: Have you seen these missing people?

Herbie Russell (15 May, 2022)

In 2018, police described the volume of missing person cases they have to deal with as "absolutely unsustainable".

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Most people reported missing are found within twenty-four hours, but there are some from Southwark and the surrounding boroughs that still haven’t been found. Have you seen them?

Every year, 170,000 people are reported missing, and a staggering 70,000 of them are children.

Fortunately, only 2% of children and 5% of adults are missing more than a week.

But in some cases, people are gone for months or years, causing heartache for families.

Here are some of the unsolved cases in and around Southwark:

Anthony Donnellan

Anthony Donnellan.

Name: Anthony Donnellan
Age at disappearance: 29
Missing from: Camberwell
Missing since: 11/10/1995

Anthony Donnellan, a Camberwell man, has been missing since 1995.

Known as Tony by his friends, he was originally from a small farm in West Clare, Ireland, and had been living in London for a decade.

But he vanished in October 1995, having just days before been to visit his sister in Leicester Square.

In October 2015, his family wrote: ‘Tony, if you see this, if you are living your own life somewhere, we have been looking for you for the last 20 years and so much has happen in those 20 years and we all need to know where you are and that you are safe and happy.

“We love you Tony and we want you back, nothing else matters, only you.’

His family are still desperate for answers.

Have you seen Anthony? Call Missing People on 116000

Loc Thi Bui

Loc Thi Bui

Name: Loc Thi Bui
Age at disappearance: 14
Missing from: Lewisham
Missing since: 14/03/2020

Loc Thi Bui, a 14-year-old Vietnamese girl went missing from Lewisham in March 2020.

The Times reported on her disappearance in October 2021, citing it as one strand of an epidemic which sees child refugees trafficked to the UK, never to be seen again.

Have you seen Loc Thi Bui? Call Missing People on 116000

Robert Gibson

Name: Robert Gibson
Age at disappearance: 45
Missing from: Norwood
Missing since: 13/06/2016

Father, Robert Gibson, told his family he was going for a walk around Dulwich Park on June 13 2016.

It was later revealed that the avid coastal walker had boarded 6.45pm catamaran from Portsmouth to the Isle of Wight.

Fiver years later, his whereabouts remain a mystery.

Have you seen Robert? Call Missing People on 116000

Aminata Toure

Aminata Toure

Name: Aminata Toure
Age at disappearance: 29
Missing from: Southwark
Missing since: 13/10/2020

Aminata, from Southwark disappeared in October 2020 and police are no closer to finding her.

She went missing just six months before Sarah Everard did, a case which, unlike Aminata’s, hit national headlines.

Have you seen Aminata? Call Missing People on 116000

Philippe Fraser

Philippe Fraser

Name: Philippe Fraser
Age at disappearance: 35
Missing from: Brixton
Missing since: 08/06/2021

When Philippe Fraser mysteriously disappeared last year, a city-wide manhunt, led by his parents, began.

However, it has since emerged that the Brixton bartender, who worked at Hootananny for ten years, left the country on 9 June, the day after his last sighting.

His family are now searching the Alps for the missing man.

Have you seen Philippe? Call Missing People on 116000

James Stow

 

James Stow

Name: James Stow
Age at disappearance: 47
Missing from: Lambeth
Missing since: 25/09/2021

James Stow, aged 47, went missing from Lambeth on September 9 2021 and has not been since since.

Have you seen James? Call Missing People on 116000

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