‘We cannot begin to heal’: Missing Justin Henry’s family speak out over father believed to be dead

The family of missing 34-year-old Justin Henry who is believed to be dead have said they are “broken”.

Mr Henry, who has links to the Honor Oak area, was reported missing on October 16. He has not been seen or heard from by his family since and they have said this is out of character.

Met detectives investigating the disappearance of Justin Henry have released images of the jewellery he was wearing before he disappeared.

Police have released CCTV footage of the last time Mr Henry was seen, on October 15 at a McDonald’s drive-thru in London Road, Croydon (Video: The Met)

Mr Henry’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.”

Left, the Rolex watch and right, the bracelets and ring Mr Henry was wearing when he was last seen (Picture: The Met)

Mr Henry’s family have confirmed he was wearing the items when last seen, and CCTV, taken later that day, also shows him wearing the items.

Police are releasing images of the Rolex watch, three Cartier bracelets and a diamond ring in the hope that someone knows what has become of them and this will lead police to find Justin.

Mr Henry was last seen in person on the evening of Sunday, October 15 at his partner’s address in Brixton. At around 9.50pm that evening Mr Henry was seen on CCTV buying food at a McDonald’s drive-thru restaurant on London Road in Croydon.

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.”

The family of missing Justin Henry have said they are “devastated” as the search to find him continues (Picture: The Met)

The Met said it is still establishing Mr Henry’s movements from late on October 15, and in the early hours of October 16.

Enquiries have led officers to believe Justin drove from the Croydon McDonald’s to nearby Waddon New Road where his vehicle, a silver Mercedes E Class, remained for approximately two-and-a-half hours.

The Mercedes was later located on October 16 in Kingswood Drive, Dulwich.

The Met said it is unclear who was driving the vehicle when it arrived at Kingswood Drive shortly before 1am October 16, due to indistinct CCTV image of the driver, but Justin’s family state that it was not him.

Officers have conducted forensic examinations of an address in Croydon and Mr Henry’s car, as well as extensive CCTV and phone inquiries.

A 29-year-old man and a 28-year-old man have been charged in connection with the investigation.

On Wednesday, 18 October, 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.

A spokesman for the Met said: “Detectives still desperately need more information about Justin’s disappearance and the days leading up to him going missing. 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 CAD1523/02NOV.

“You can also give information on Public Portal at mipp.police.uk.

“To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at https://crimestoppers-uk.org/

Pictured top: A still from CCTV footage released by the Met as they continue to appeal for information related to the disappearance of Justin Henry (Picture: The Met)

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