Murder probe continues after disappearance of Chesterfield man

A murder probe is continuing this morning following the disappearance of a Chesterfield man.

Thursday, 4th July 2019, 8:28 am
Updated Thursday, 4th July 2019, 8:28 am
Graham Snell

Detectives launched the investigation following the disappearance of 71-year-old Graham Snell.

Graham Snell

Derbyshire Constabulary said that following a call reporting Mr Snell missing on June 30, officers began making enquiries in and around the Chesterfield area and are now treating his death as murder.

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Mr Snell was last seen alive in Chesterfield town centre on Wednesday, June 19.

A 29-year-old Chesterfield man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remained in police custody last night.

A second man, a 31 year-old, also from Chesterfield, has been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Officers have sealed off Mr Snell’s home in Marsden Street, close to Chesterfield town centre, as part of the investigation into his disappearance.

Officers have also conducted enquiries in Oakamoor Close.

Detectives are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen anything suspicious, or out of the ordinary, in those areas between Wednesday, June 19 and Sunday, June 30.

Anyone with any information should call Derbyshire Constabulary on 101 and quote reference 19*340439.

Crimestoppers can also be contacted, anonymously, on 0800 555111.