THE parents of a man who has been missing for almost 30 years have been released without charge after being arrested in connection with his murder.

Steven Clark disappeared in mysterious circumstances in 1992 while out on a family walk in Saltburn.

His parents, Charles and Doris Clark, were arrested when a cold case review was instigated and a murder investigation was launched last September.

At the time Mr Clark, of New Marske, East Cleveland, expressed his shock following his arrest by Cleveland Police. The force has never confirmed the identity of the two suspects.

Detective Chief Inspector Shaun Page said: “Officers from the joint Cleveland and North Yorkshire Police Cold Case Unit have followed a significant number of lines of enquiry since the launch of the murder investigation in 2020, which followed a review of the original case.

"We are continuing to investigate Steven’s disappearance and people can continue to contact us with information. There is no proof of life and we believe Steven has come to serious harm, and the case continues to be classified as one of suspected murder.”

In Decemeber moving footage of Steven was released by detectives as part of their reinvestigation into his disappearance.

The short clip of Steven was taken from a training video for the Redcar branch of the Rathbone Society charity in the 1990s.

  • Anyone with information on Steven's case can use the Cleveland Police section of the Major Incident Public Portal here or call Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.