The mom of lacking 19-year-old Richard Okorogheye has mentioned her life is a ‘full nightmare’ within the wake of her son’s disappearance two weeks in the past.
Mr Okorogheye, who has sickle cell illness, was final seen by his household when he left residence within the Ladbroke Grove space of west London at 8.30pm on Monday March 22. He was reported lacking two days later.
He was final seen on CCTV in Loughton, Essex, within the early hours of Tuesday March 23, strolling in direction of Epping Forest, and has not used his telephone since his disappearance.
The Metropolitan Police mentioned the search of Epping Forest woodland is constant for the fifth day in the present day, however that nothing of relevance to the investigation had been discovered over the weekend.
Mr Okorogheye has not been seen by his household since 22 March when he left their residence within the Ladbroke Grove space of west London
Police divers have been deployed and had been seen in one of many areas of water within the woodland in north-east London.
Chatting with The Guardian, Mr Okorogheye’s mom, Proof Joel, mentioned ready for data on her son’s whereabouts has been ‘hell’.
She advised the paper: ‘Daily is a nightmare for me now.
‘I really feel utterly helpless. Helpless, and in addition, sorry to make use of this phrase, however I really feel ineffective. As a result of I need to go on the market, to do one thing to search for him, seek for him, something.
‘However I am unable to’, she mentioned of needing to stay at residence in case he makes contact.
The 19-year-old, who has sickle cell illness, was final seen in CCTV footage recorded close to Epping Forest the day after his disappearance
Mr Okorogheye’s mom Proof Joel beforehand mentioned the Oxford Brookes College scholar had spoken of ‘struggling to manage’ with college pressures
Scotland Yard beforehand mentioned that detectives proceed to maintain an open thoughts in regards to the scholar’s whereabouts.
Preliminary police inquiries recognized Mr Okorogheye leaving his residence handle and heading within the route of Ladbroke Grove at round 8.30pm.
In a beforehand confirmed sighting on Monday March 22, Mr Okorogheye was seen boarding the quantity 23 bus southbound in Ladbroke Grove at 8.44pm.
CCTV footage reveals he was sporting all black and had a black satchel bag with a white Adidas emblem, worn throughout his decrease again.
Police divers have been seen looking out a pond in Epping Forest as a part of the investigation into the disappearance of 19-year-old scholar Richard Okorogheye. Pictured: April 2
Police search groups search a pond in Epping Forest. A confirmed sighting of him in Loughton, Essex, has police looking out Epping Forest. April 1
Police divers have been deployed and had been seen in one of many our bodies of water within the woodland in north-east London. April 1
Police mentioned additional inquiries have established that he then took a taxi journey from the W2 space of London to a residential avenue in Loughton.
He was captured on CCTV strolling alone on Smarts Lane, Loughton, in direction of Epping Forest at 12.39am on Tuesday March 23.
On Thursday, the drive mentioned Mr Okorogheye’s telephone has not been in use since his disappearance.
Ms Joel beforehand mentioned that her son had spoken of ‘struggling to manage’ with college pressures and had been shielding through the Covid-19 lockdown.
On Saturday police made a direct attraction to the lacking scholar to get in contact and ‘tell us you might be secure’. The search crew pictured in Epping Forest, north-east London
Detective Superintendent Danny Gosling mentioned in an attraction: ‘My message to Richard is evident. Our solely concern is your security. You aren’t in bother and have accomplished nothing unsuitable’
Police groups put together to look an space in Epping Forest on horseback on April 1
As somebody with sickle cell illness, Mr Okorogheye would solely depart the home to go to hospital for normal blood transfusions for his situation.
She advised The Guardian the present chilly climate, which may trigger Mr Okorogheye substantial ache, was a serious concern.
She mentioned: ‘We all know he did not take a jacket when he went out. That is actually worrying.’
A ‘lacking’ poster for Richard Okorogheye is displayed in a window of a home on April 1, in Loughton, England
On March 22, Mr Okorogheye was seen boarding the 23 bus southbound in Ladbroke Grove at 8.44pm. CCTV reveals he was sporting all black and a black satchel bag with white Adidas emblem
Mr Okorogheye was seen boarding the 23 southbound bus in Ladbroke Grove at 8.44pm on March 22
Ms Joel added she had no thought as to what may have prompted Mr Okorogheye’s disappearance, and known as on his on-line neighborhood of buddies to contact police if they’ve any data.
She additionally issued a message to her son, telling him: ‘Everyone misses you. And we love you very a lot. We would like you residence. Please come residence.’
Anybody with data is requested to name police on 101 quoting 21MIS008134.