Detectives have released images of jewellery worn by a missing Lewisham dad in the hopes that they will lead to answers about his disappearance.
His family has confirmed that Justin wore the items on the day he went missing, and police believe that recognition of this distinctive jewellery could potentially help with the investigation.
34-year-old Justin Henry was first reported missing to police on October 16 – a day after he was last seen.
His family, who have not heard from him since, have described his behaviour as completely out of character.
A murder investigation has been launched due to concerns that Justin may have come to harm.
Justin, who has links to the Forest Hill, Lewisham area, was last seen in person on October 15 at his partner’s home in Brixton.
Investigators are now tracing his movements from that evening and the early hours of October 16.
Justin’s mother Helen Henry, said: “Our family are broken and we cannot begin to heal until we get closure. I, my family, and the community are all devastated and we desperately want to find Justin. I am asking anyone who can help us to end our agony.
“Justin’s son is only 11-years-old, he wants to know what has happened to his daddy and I am afraid that unless someone comes forward, he will never find out.
“Please look at the jewellery Justin was wearing and if you know what has happened to it, call police. We are asking anyone with information to help us, please do not turn away.”
Detective Chief Inspector Matt Webb, of the Met’s Specialist Crime Command, said: “We are releasing images of a very distinctive Rolex watch, a ring and three Cartier bracelets that Justin was wearing prior to his disappearance.
“His family have confirmed he had these on when last seen, and CCTV confirms this. Finding this jewellery could be a vital step in finding out what has happened to Justin.
“You may have seen someone wearing the jewellery or heard them talking about it. However you have found about these items, call us, and tell us what you saw or heard. It is possible that you are in possession of the jewellery and had no idea of its significance.
“I can assure you our focus is finding Justin and you can speak to us, or speak anonymously to Crimestoppers. Justin’s family are reaching out to the public for help, please search your conscious, and do the right thing.”
CCTV footage reveals that Justin was spotted around 9.50pm at a McDonald’s drive-thru on London Road, Croydon, on October 15.
Justin picked up his fast food and possibly drove his silver Mercedes E Class to Waddon New Road where the vehicle stood for a two-and-a-half-hour duration.
In the early hours of October 18, the same Mercedes was discovered in Kingswood Drive, SE19.
The car arrived Kingswood Drive at around 1am on October 16 but the driver was reportedly not Justin, according to his family, but the driver’s identity is still unknown due to blurry CCTV footage.
The investigative team have been searching Croydon for forensic evidence and as well as through CCTV footage and phone records.
A 29-year-old man and a 28-year-old man have been charged in connection with the investigation.
On Wednesday, October 18, a 27-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping; she has since been bailed pending further enquiries to a date in mid-January 2024.
They are now calling on anyone with information to come forward urgently to assist the investigation.
Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 or contact via Twitter/X @MetCC. Please quote Operation Ashgulf or CAD 5224/21Oct.
To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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