A REWARD of up to £10,000 has been offered for information on missing Kilburn man Robert Duff, who police believe was murdered.
Mr Duff, who would now be 42, has not been seen since January 12, 2013 when he failed to attend his daughter’s 18th birthday celebrations.
New information brought to light during a previous appeal over the father-of-two led officers to launch a murder investigation.
In May this year, two men aged 70 and 51 were arrested on suspicion of murder in Archway, London, N19.
They were taken to a north London police station for questioning before being released under investigation.
Detective Chief Inspector Luke Marks of the Metropolitan Police, who is leading the investigation, said: “It has been over five years since Robert’s family have seen or heard from him.
“Each day they had have had to carry on without knowing what happened to him.”
He added: “Although we made two arrests in May, this is still a very thorough and progressive investigation and we are committed to try and establish what has happened to Robert.”
Phone call clue
Mr Duff was known to frequent the areas of Kentish Town, Camden and Archway.
On the day of his disappearance, he appeared to ‘pocket call’ his daughter Stephanie, which resulted in a voice message being recorded.
Two men and a woman were heard shouting at a dog in the background. One of the men had a Scottish accent.
Crimestoppers is now offering up to £10,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for Mr Duff’s murder and/or the discovery of his body.
'Wall of silence'
“There has been a wall of silence for too long and this reward may help encourage those with information to speak up,” said Dave Hunter, Head of Operations at Crimestoppers.
“Robert Duff was a much-loved family man. Someone, somewhere knows what happened.
“We hope that their conscience will be stirred to do the right thing if they know what happened to this father of two.”
To give information and qualify for the reward, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.