Family’s plea for missing Grasby man Bob Marris

Robert (Bob) Marris. EMN-151208-102733001
Robert (Bob) Marris. EMN-151208-102733001

The family of missing man Bob (Robert) Marris, from Grasby, have asked for any information regarding his whereabouts to be passed to the police or his family as soon as possible.

Mr Marris, 62, was reported missing by his wife Hilary on Sunday August 2. She last saw him as he left the family home at 9.45am that morning. Mr Marris’ car was later found parked on Far Ings Road, Barton, and it is possible he may currently be in the Humberside area.

Robert (Bob) Marris. EMN-151208-102721001

Robert (Bob) Marris. EMN-151208-102721001

Today (August 12), Hilary and the couple’s children Sarah, 27, and Ian, 25, asked for any information about Bob to be passed on to the police or family as soon as possible.

In a statement, the family said: “We are missing him terribly. It’s been a very difficult time since he went missing and we are just desperate for him to come home.

“Everyone is pulling together and the whole family, including his brothers Martin and Simon, and all of our friends, just want to know what has happened to him. We’ve had so much support from people around us and now just need any information that can help us to find him.

“Bob/Dad is a much loved father and husband who cares deeply about his family. He is an avid walker and a passionate Scunthorpe United fan, following ‘The Iron’ home and away.

“We’re asking for people to really rack their brains and think back to Sunday August 2 – did you see Bob/Dad in the Grasby area or see him in or around Barton? We really need to know what happened to him after he left home and are appealing to everyone to please get in touch if they have any information that could help us to find him.

“Bob/Dad – if you are reading this, or listening to it on radio, or seeing it on television, please just come home. We miss you and we love you.”

Mr Marris, a retired accountant, is 5’ 8” tall, of medium build, with short grey hair. He was wearing navy blue walking trousers, walking boots, and a black fleece. He may be wearing glasses.

Anyone who has seen Mr Marris, or who has any information that may assist the enquiry, is asked to contact Lincolnshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 195 of August 2.