Unsolved Murders

Chris May

Age: 28

Sex: male

Date: 25 May 2015

Place: Troys Farm, Faulkbourne, Essex

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Chris May went missing on 25 May 2015.

He lived in Mount Road, Kelvedon, Essex and his silver Volkswagen Golf car was found abandoned in Troys Chase, Fairstead about 10 miles away two days later on 27 May 2015 at 9pm.

His body was later found on 13 May 2018 at Troy's Farm in Faulkbourne, near Braintree, 2 miles away from where his car was found. However, his post-mortem was inconclusive.

He was last seen at his home in Kelvedon, Essex, on 25 May 2015 and the police said that they were trying to trace his movements over 25 to 27 May 2015.

After leaving his house he called at his father's in Coggeshall at about 9.45am. He was last seen in CCTV 8 minutes after he left his house.

Following his disappearance, the police used a warrant to search his home for clues.

On 1 June 2015 a latter was sent to the police saying that Chris May was dead following an assault, but the police said they could not identify the author. However, on 24 June 2015, another letter was sent to the police saying that the first letter was a hoax and that Chris May was alive but that he was laying low because he owed money. It was also said that two other letters were also sent to the police.

An advert was also placed in the Big Issue homeless magazine for information regarding Chris May's disappearance running from 24 August 2015.

The police said that Chris May was a drug dealer and that he dealt in ecstasy, cocaine and mephedrone and said that they thought that there was a strong likelihood that his murder was drugs related. They said that he was actively dealing drugs and thought that the fact that he had been trying to extend his dealing had led to his murder.

The police added that Chris May was known to them as a drug dealer. They also said that he had been using drugs.

Chris May had been a fence installer but was due to start a new job with a friend building tennis courts on 26 May 2015, but never showed up.

On 14 June 2016, a 35-year-old man from Braintree was arrested on suspicion of Chris May's murder and a 25-year-old man from Kelvedon was arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice, but they were both released without charge due to lack of evidence.

At his inquest in February 2019 it was heard that there was no evidence that he had been murdered.

He was also known as Jay and used to go to the gym at Prested Hall.

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