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Case File 3562DMUK


Andrew Elphick
Missing since August 23, 1991 from Brookwood, Surrey, United Kingdom
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

Circumstances of Disappearance
The shop assistant, who was well known in Woking, was last seen in Brookwood on August 23, 1991, but his movements after this have remained a mystery. He was carrying £6,000 in cash on him when he disappeared which he had withdrawn from his bank a few days before.
Andrew, who worked at Woking’s branch of suit hire firm Moss Bros, shared a flat in Normandy with a friend at the time of his disappearance. He previously worked at the Woking branch of British Home Stores and regularly worked out at the gym in Woking Leisure Center.
Andrew’s car — a silver Vauxhall Nova GTE saloon, registration H161 GPJ — was found abandoned the following day in Slough but his body has never been found. Forensics officers found the car had been painstakingly cleaned of all hairs and fibers and fingerprints had been removed. The driver's door and the sun roof were open, and the keys were in the ignition. A personal organizer containing his driver's license and friend's phone numbers was found on the back seat.
massive search operation was launched by Surrey and Thames Valley police. Detectives looked at whether he had been murdered, abducted or staged his own disappearance. Two books found beside Mr Elphick's bed were called How To Disappear and How To Get A New Identity. But detectives are certain he was murdered.
Despite appeals for information on BBC’s Crimewatch and the offer of a £5,000 reward, the 21-year-old’s killer was never found.
In June 1995 three men were arrested in connection with Andrew’s disappearance but no charges were ever brought.
In 1995 a man with an Asian accent phoned police and told them Mr Elphick had been killed and his body dumped in a lake at Wexham Park Hospital in Slough. Police divers were sent in but not body was found.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Surrey Police
Detective Inspector Paul Monk
0845 125 2222
0800 555 111

Source Information:
Woking News

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