Police investigating the suspected murder of a missing Isle of Wight teenager will continue searching a property in Marsh Road, Gurnard near Cowes on the Isle of Wight for a second day from 8am tomorrow (Wednesday, November 2, 2011).
The property was sealed off this morning (Tuesday, November 1, 2011) for examination by specialist officers, staff and equipment from Hampshire Constabulary’s Dog Support Unit, Scientific Services Department and Island Support Unit (ISU).
Damien Nettles, aged 16, of Woodvale Road, Gurnard, Cowes, Isle of Wight, went missing on Saturday, November 2, 1996 after a night out with friends.
Detectives from Hampshire Constabulary’s Major Crime Department continue to pursue leads established during this summer and the past 18 months about what could have happened to Damien in 1996.
The search at a property in Marsh Road in Gurnard is taking place alongside the questioning of two people on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder.
The two people are:
A 35-year-old woman from Cowes, Isle of Wight
A 44-year-old man from Cowes, Isle of Wight
They were arrested this morning (Tuesday, November 1, 2011) and remain in police custody tonight.
Further information can be viewed on Hampshire Constabulary’s website under the ‘Casebook’ section, which highlights ongoing investigations: http://www.hampshire.police.uk/Internet/news/casebook/index.htm
Anyone with information about the Damien Nettles case can contact Hampshire Constabulary by phoning 101 or emailing email@example.com
Mini-Com users can call 01962 875000. The charity Missing People (formerly the National Missing Persons Helpline) can be contacted in confidence on Freefone 0500 700 700. Information can be given anonymously by phoning the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.