THE parents arrested on suspicion of murdering their missing son have had their police bail extended while investigations continue.

Charles and Doris Clark were due to answer bail this morning after they were arrested last month following a cold case review.

Steven Clark went missing on Monday, December 1992 and has not been seen or heard from since.

Mr Clark, of New Marske, East Cleveland, expressed his shock following his arrest by Cleveland Police but the force has not confirmed the identity of the two suspects.

A force spokesperson said: “The two people who have been arrested on suspicion of the murder of Steven Clark have had their bail extended to a date in December.

“Detectives are continuing the investigation and still appeal to the public for information. Officers have several lines of enquiry and are working through the calls received from the public.”

Detectives appealed for help in solving the mystery and now a woman has passed on information to the detectives.

The woman was out with her family and has reported that Steven passed them as they were walking on the High Street towards Marske square.

The man, believed to be Steven, was walking in the opposite direction towards The Ship Inn and it hadn’t yet got dark.

Mr Clark went missing while out on a family walk on Saltburn promenade.

The officers are also appealing for the author of an anonymous letter, written in 1999, to come forward as they could hold vital clues about the suspected murder of the disabled 23-year-old.

The Northern Echo: The anonymous letter sent to detectives in 1999The anonymous letter sent to detectives in 1999

The handwritten note was posted to Guisborough Police Station on September 24, 1999.

Detective Chief Inspector Shaun Page, of Cleveland Police, said: “For operational reasons I can’t divulge the contents or topic of the letter, but it was sent through the post and addressed to the incident room at Guisborough Police Station.

“The person who sent it may know more that could help our inquiry team. They obviously felt compelled to write the letter seven years after his disappearance and I would like to hear from them again now."

The missing persons report from the time said that he was last seen going into the gents' toilets on Saltburn promenade, while his mother went into the ladies' loo.

He was not seen coming out of the toilets and did not return home.

  • Anyone with information can call Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Information can also be given through the Cleveland Police section of