Owen Harding Missing – Help Locate Owen Harding
Owen Harding has been missing fir the past one year and has not been found.
Three days into the first UK lockdown, the Saltdean teenager went for a walk and never returned.
This evening, people in his hometown as well as many others across the country who have been touched by his story will place a candle in their window to mark 365 days since his disappearance.
Stella said Sussex Police have stayed in regular contact with her since that day and say they will continue to keep the case open.
“I can’t believe it’s been a year. I’m still in shock, still missing Owen, just trying to work life out.
“This is a very difficult thing to say and I don’t always say it but, in my heart, I know he is not alive any more.
“In my heart, I know he is gone.”
After Owen went missing last March there were huge community efforts to find him. Owen’s mother said.
Stella said Owen had struggled with the new restrictions, which meant he was unable to see his friends or visit his girlfriend in York. At one point it was believed he had left his home on March 26 to try to visit her, but this information and further enquiries by police led to nothing.
Owen, a talented artist, went to Varndean College sixth form in Brighton. Stella said she has spoken with teachers there about the possibility of having a bench or a tree at the site in memory of her son.
After he went missing, Owen’s story spread across the country, reaching others who had endured similar experiences with friends and family members. But it hit hardest in Saltdean.