New appeal as detectives search for man who disappeared 20 years ago

Joseph Connelly was last seen by his family in Glasgow during April 2002.

New appeal as detectives search for Joseph Connelly who disappeared 20 years ago Police Scotland

Police have launched a fresh appeal in their search for a man who disappeared from Glasgow 20 years ago.

Joseph Connelly was last seen in April 2002 and has not been in touch with his family since then.

He attended a family wedding in Northern Ireland on April 6, 2002, where he was noticed to be ‘unusually subdued’.

Mr Connelly returned to Glasgow with his brother after the wedding, and went home to Calder Street.

He has not been seen or heard from since.

Now, Police Scotland have reissued the appeal for information on his whereabouts.

Joseph was 50 years old at the time of his disappearance, and would have recently turned 70.

While he was known to travel extensively and it was not unusual for him to be out of contact with family, they said that he would always contact them around birthdays and Christmas.

He was reported missing after Christmas 2002, nine months after he was last seen. Extensive enquiries were carried out at the time, but Joseph remains missing to this day.

‘Not knowing where Joseph is or what happened to him is torment’

Joseph’s sister Caroline Armour

Joseph’s sister Caroline Armour said: “Not knowing where Joseph is or what happened to him is torment, and we cannot begin to describe the pain and anguish we have felt since he disappeared twenty years ago.

“We continue to hope that one day we will receive information that could help us bring Joseph home.”

Detective Sergeant Ally Donaldson said: “Joseph was 50 when last seen and would recently have turned 70 years old.

“His family continue to look for information about where he is or what may have happened to him to give them closure.

“Our enquiries continue and we are reviewing material available from previous enquiries carried out.

“While we do this, I would urge anyone who knew Joseph or believes they may have information to get in touch.

“Even if what you know seems trivial or insignificant, please get in touch with us as every piece of information could help us piece together what happened to Joseph and where he may be.

“Any information can be passed to police by calling 101.”