Murder probe man present in hiding after 5 years

Murder probe man found in hiding after five years

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Cambridge Police

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Photographs of a person who seems like Ricardas Puisys appeared on Facebook final 12 months, police stated

A person police feared could have been murdered has been discovered hiding in a wooden, 5 years after he disappeared.

Ricardas Puisys, then 35, of Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, was final seen at his office in September 2015.

No hint of him was discovered, however in November final 12 months a Facebook account was arrange in his identify.

Last month he was present in a Wisbech wooden. Police imagine he was in hiding to flee the clutches of people that had been exploiting him.

He is now being safeguarded and a police investigation is beneath method.

The final confirmed sighting of the Lithuanian nationwide was at his office, Nightlayer Leek Company in Chatteris, on 26 September 2015.

Mr Puisys had been with a small group of Lithuanian males on the time.

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Cambridgeshire Police

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Ricardas Puisys was final seen on the leek manufacturing unit in Chatteris the place he labored

“There were genuine concerns Ricardas came to harm that evening,” stated Det Ch Insp Rob Hall, from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit.

A person was arrested and launched throughout the homicide investigation, throughout which no hint of Mr Puisys was discovered.

‘Very nicely hid’

Last 12 months a social media account was set up in his identify, displaying images of him, however officers had been unable to confirm Mr Puisys was nonetheless alive.

“For almost five years Ricardas’ disappearance has been a complete mystery,” Det Ch Insp Hall stated.

“That was until we received information at the end of June which led us to finding him.

“Following a search of a wooded space in Harecroft Road, Ricardas was finally discovered residing in undergrowth, very nicely hid after having intentionally hidden and having not spoken with anybody for a while.”

He said officers believe Mr Puisys “made the choice to run away as he had been a sufferer of crime, having beforehand been topic to exploitation”.

Mr Puisys is now being given “the assist he wants after having lived by means of extraordinarily tough circumstances over the last 5 or extra years”, Det Ch Insp Hall added.

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