‘We will never stop looking for you’: Poignant messages mark six years since Rory went missing
Six years after a young man went missing after a night out in York, his friends and family have said he is forever in their thoughts.
The last image taken of Rory Johnson Hatfield was a CCTV image of him at 12.47am on Friday 20 November 2015, in the City Mills area of the city.
Since then, no one has heard from or seen Rory.
His family and friends have never stopped searching for him or thinking of him
On the Rory Johnson Is Missing Facebook page, Chris Parr wrote: “We all miss you brother. Six years without your voice and not a day goes by we don’t think of you.”
“It is six years today since Rory disappeared, please keep his family in thoughts,” posted Caroline Lyons.
And Jacqui Rhodes wrote: “Six long years today Rory you came to York for a night out from Skipton and didn’t go home.
“Thinking of all your family and friends as always. We will never stop looking for you.”
Knew York well
On the night of 19 November 2015, Rory, aged 29, was having a night out in York, a city that he loved and knew well.
He was staying at the York Central Travelodge on Piccadilly. His friend last saw him when he left the hotel at 12.15am.
He was then pictured on the CCTV cameras in Tower Street at 12.39am. Eight minutes later there was another sighting of Rory in the City Mills area.
After that he simply vanished without a trace.
While in the Postern Gate Wetherspoons pub he met a male hotel guest and their father.
At around midnight he returned to the hotel with the two men and left fifteen minutes later with one of the men. It was assumed they went back into town to another pub, but this has never been confirmed.
After his disappearance, the police underwater search unit scoured the river. York Rescue Boat have also carried out regular searches. But no sign of him has ever been found.
Rory’s mum and dad Liz Johnson and Dough Hatfield have regularly returned to York to try to jog people’s memories about what happened.
If you have any information surrounding Rory’s disappearance please contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, quoting reference 12150207141.