The son of missing mother-of-five Sarah Wellgreen today begged for help to end the ‘never ending nightmare’ of her disappearance five weeks ago.
Ms Wellgreen, 46, vanished from her Kent home in New Ash Green on October 9 and has not been seen since despite huge police searches of the area including the Thames near Dartford.
She has not been in touch with any family or friends since and has even missed one of her children’s birthdays.
Police are treating her disappearance as suspicious and a potential murder inquiry.
Now her son Lewis has made a heartfelt plea and thanked the community for their support – and continued help to try to find her.
Mother-of-five Sarah Wellgreen missed one of her children’s birthdays and has not used her bank cards, according to police, a situation described as a ‘living nightmare’ by her son Lewi
Police specialists search muddy banks of the Thames next to Dartford Bridge, close to where her car was found, as they search for Sarah ]
Mr Burdett, 22, from Portsmouth, Hampshire said today: ‘Please, please keep looking and re-posting the social media appeals. Myself, and my family, really do appreciate everything that you are doing.
‘Myself, and my family, would like to thank the residents of New Ash Green, and the surrounding villages and towns, who have all kindly given their time and gone out in all weather conditions to help look for our mum.
‘The last month has been a never ending nightmare and so distressing for our family. We would like to thank everyone for their kind thoughts and for respecting our privacy at this difficult time and ask that it continues.
‘If there is any comfort to be found during this time, it has been through seeing the support the community has given in the search to find our mum. We would like to offer our heartfelt thanks to everyone who has helped with the searches, reposting social media appeals, putting up posters and sending in CCTV and dashcam footage to the Police.
‘We would especially like to thank the Police for their continued work and also the six volunteer co-ordinators who have given-up so much of their time to help co-ordinate the searches and set-up the Search for Sarah Wellgreen Facebook page.
‘Thank you, once again, to everyone from the local community who has helped and is continuing to help find our mum’.
Sarah’s boyfriend Neil James (pictured), 45, of Farnham, Surrey, said he spoke to her the night before she went missing on October 9
This grainy CCTV images of a hooded man and a car parked near a river may provide vital clues in the ‘potential murder’ of missing mother Sarah Wellgreen
Police have carried out dozens of searches in a 10 mile radius of Sarah’s home in New Ash Green.
Rivers, large areas of woodland near Sarah’s home have been searched in the last few weeks along with areas near Bluewater Shopping Centre and Dartford town centre..
Sarah was last seen in the Bazes Shaw area of New Ash Green near Dartford, Kent on the night of October 9.
She left her car, bank cards and other belongings at home and none of them have been used since she vanished, sparking a ‘potential murder’ investigation.
But her black iPhone 4, which police believe could hold vital clues, has not been found despite numerous searches for it.
She was reported missing on October 11.
Detectives from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate, who are investigating the case, have so far received more than 2,000 hours of CCTV footage in relation to the disappearance.
But they are still urging the public to send in as much footage as they can – regardless of whether they think it could be useful or not.
Senior investigating officer, Detective Chief Inspector Ivan Beasley, said his team will decide its importance.
He said: ‘I want to identify anybody that was out and about in New Ash Green on the night in question as they may be able to assist our investigation.
‘In addition, while we have recovered more than 2,000 hours of CCTV, I would urge anyone with cameras within a five mile radius of New Ash Green who has not yet contacted us, to get in touch.
‘It is entirely possible, they have not called because they believe it will contain nothing of relevance.
‘My message would be, please send it to us and let my investigators decide.
‘Similarly, it is possible there are some motorists who were in the area at the relevant time, who have not realised their dashcam may contain material that could assist.
‘I urge them to contact us at their earliest opportunity.
‘I would like to thank all those residents, businesses and motorists who have already been in touch.’
A man in his 30s arrested as part of the missing persons inquiry on October 16 is due to answer bail today.