Date: 28 Dec 1992
Steven Clark went missing on 28 December 1992.
In September 2020 two people were arrested on suspicion of his murder.
It was initially thought that the last sighting of him was at 3pm in Saltburn when he entered some toilets. However, in September 2020, following certain developments and the arrest of the two people, his parents, it was considered that the last sighting of him was as he was walking along High Street towards Marske square towards The Ship Inn at about 3.45pm, before it got dark.
He had earlier been to the Rathbone Society in Redcar where he worked to support people with disabilities.
After he vanished it was noted that his personal belongings, including his wallet, glasses and watch, were still in his home in Marske, near Redcar.
The police said that Steven Clark was a sociable character and was liked by friends.
Following the arrest of his parents, his mother said that he 'absolutely' denied murdering him.
Steven Clark had a pronounced limp after he was hit by a truck when he was a child, leaving him with a damaged arm and leg. He had lived in South Africa for the first twenty years of his life. THe police noted that his life in Markse 'was different from the more restricted way of life overseas'.
In November 2020 the police released a letter that they had recieved in 1999 claiming to know who was responsible. The letter had been sent to Guisborough Police Station and the police had earlier appealed for the writer of the letter to come forward. A police detective said that the content of the letter was very precise in its nature, saying, 'The letter writer intimated that Steven was dead and that they claim to know the person responsible. It was 21 years ago so the letter writer could have died since then, but if anyone recognises the handwriting, we would urge them to get in touch'.