AN EMOTIONAL warts-and-all appeal for information has been issued by the family of missing teenager Damien Nettles.
In a frank and open letter posted on Facebook, Damien’s sister, Sarah, revealed more about the teenager who disappeared almost 17 years ago together with an impassioned plea to those withholding vital information: "You can help my family. You can make things right."
Sarah remembers her younger brother as 'goofy, impulsive, funny and passionate' but also admits he was not perfect and 'definitely got up to no good at times'.
She said she knew he smoked pot and went out and drank alcohol with his friends.
She wrote: "I speak for myself only, because I really and honestly do not know whether Damien is dead or whether he was killed or whether he is alive and well. I pray for the latter. I hope he is alive and doing well out there.
"But I am a realist and I know in my heart Damien is not alive, and he is definitely not at peace."
In the letter, addressed to 'person(s) who has/have information about Damien', she said: "I believe you know exactly where Damien’s body is.
"I believe you are terrified of telling us where Damien is because you have a family and you have grown up and you are trying to protect yourself and those around you.
"We do not care who you are and what happened to Damien. We only want to know where he is and to find his body."
As previously reported, an anonymous Island businessman has stepped forward to offer a £10,000 reward in return for information leading to the discovery of Damien’s body.
For full story and Sarah’s letter in full, see this Friday’s County Press.