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Personal Information

Photo
Surname
Saville
Given Name
Derek
Alternative Name
Photo After Aging (Age Progression)
Status
Missing

Demographics

Date of Birth
January 1, 1929
Birthplace
Age
25
Age Group
20s
Age as of Today
93
Gender
Male
Hair Color
Eye Color
Height (ft'in")
Height (cm)
Height Range
Weight (lbs)
Weight (kg)
0
Weight Range in Pounds
Build
Ethnicity
Distinguishing Characteristics
Photo of Distinguishing Feature
Medical
Physical Abnormality
Tattoos
Tattoo Location
Tattoo Theme
Tattoo Subject
Scars & Other Marks
Piercings
Shoe Size
Nationality
Britain
Languages Spoken

Possessions

Clothing (Key Word)
Clothing (Full Description)
Possessions / Accessories
Laundry Bag with clean clothes inside.
Photo of Clothing or Accessories

Location

Address
Corner House
City
Westhope
Province or State
Hereford
Country
Britain
Postal Code
HR4 8BS
Latitude
52.1397
Longitude
-2.8551

Circumstances

Date of Disappearance
December 7, 1954
Notes
Derek was last seen by his girlfriend when he kissed her goodbye and left her house that evening near 11:30pm (23:30). He would have headed home towards Bush Bank about a mile away, but it does not seem that he arrived. He was reported missing when he failed to appear for work the following morning. Derek claimed to have been attacked in October that year by an unknown man who leapt from the bushes and attempted to assault him. Derek defended himself and the man left. There were also rumors in town of an unknown man lingering in the area. Derek had also told his landlady that he had had an argument with a ‘young man from a neighboring village’ although he did not name the person. Police suspected the person in question might have been his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend. The two were dating for some time but broke off their relationship about seven weeks prior. The villagers said the ex-boyfriend was furious and jealous, noting the rumors that he had been harassing and making threats against Derek that day. The man would later deny all involvement, stating that he broke up with her and was no jealous of the two. He claimed they had both made a clean break and he was dating another young woman at the time. Derek was riding his bicycle which was later located leaning against Canon Pyon Parish Hall with a blown tire. The location was close to the bus depot where Derek worked; it is not clear if he had an accident while on the bicycle or found it like that when he picked it up from work. Police were able to find remains of a dark fabric and two suit buttons in the bushes about 200 years away from the girlfriend’s home. He was also carrying clean laundry in a bag, but this was never found.
Location of the Disappearance or Crime Scene
Potential Circumstances
Vehicle
License Plate
Photo of Vehicle
Suspect
Suspect Description
Photo of Suspect

Recovered Remains

Date of Recovery
Time of Death
Cause of Death
Description of Recovery
Recovery of Remains
Tested Against (No Match)

Further Details

In-Depth Case Overview:
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Relevant Media
See Also
Notice URL
www.doenetwork.org/cases-int/3563dmuk.html
Poster(s)
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Case File Photos

Contact Police

Contact Agency
UK Missing Persons Unit
Contact Police (Email)
ukmpu@nca.pnn.police.uk
Contact Police (Phone)
(800) 234 6034
Contact Police (Local)
116000
Contact Police (Website)
www.missingpersons.police.uk/en-gb/case/20-007104
Alternative Contact
Crime Stoppers: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/forms/give-information-anonymously Missing People (UK): https://www.missingpeople.org.uk/sightings-and-giving-information PNMPB: nationalmissingpersons@met.pnn.police.uk

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