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Media statement on 19th July

Background and update on the investigation into the disappearance of Steven Corbet, 59, who was last seen getting off the number 94 bus at Pleinmont at 12.04pm on Monday 27th June 2016.

From an early stage, this investigation was established as a critical incident and as such all available resources put into it. Specialist search officers coordinated a methodical examination of the dense Pleinmont headland. We sought support from colleagues in Jersey, who sent a specialist drone and operator to help the investigation and we also utilised victim recovery dogs deployed from the UK.

In the background a large number of enquiries have been carried out by officers who have sought to establish Steven's last known movements, his actions prior to his disappearance, his personal circumstances at the time and his state of mind. 

During this extensive investigation, we have been unable to find Steven or any items he was in possession of at the time of his last known sighting. 

While we cannot confirm with absolute certainty, everything that we have established during the investigation supports a hypothesis that Steven sought to take his own life.  

Family liaison officers have supported Steven's loved ones during this incredibly difficult time. The investigation remains open and work will continue should new lines of enquiry emerge, but all the information we have so far ascertained makes a positive conclusion to this investigation highly unlikely.