Bryn Hargreaves Wikipedia – Bryn Hargreaves Biography
Bryn Hargreaves, a former British rugby league player’s body, has been found more than a year after he went missing, his family has confirmed.
He vanished from his apartment in West Virginia in the United States on 3 January 2022.
He was 36 years old.
Mr. Hargreaves, who was 36 then, was reported missing in January 2022, having failed to arrive for work in the United States where he lived. His disappearance sparked a major search by police and tracker dogs in West Virginia.
There were repeated attempts to track Hargreaves down over the past year, but they were unsuccessful. His family set up a GoFundMe page to raise funds for a private detective to take on the role of finding him.
Mr. Hargreaves was born in Wigan and achieved his boyhood dream of playing in the Super League for the Warriors. He also played for St Helens, where he won the 2008 Challenge Cup, before moving to the United States to work in the oil and gas industry 10 years ago, shortly after his final club, the Bradford Bulls, went bust.
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At the time of Hargreaves’ disappearance, his family believed that he might have been abducted.
“Bryn had mental health issues and was in severe pain with his back from a car accident in December (2021),” Gareth explained last June as they desperately continued the search. “He’d also been away from his family at Christmas. The most likely scenarios were that he decided to harm himself or had decided to disappear for a bit and come back.
“But five months on, those two possibilities look less likely because you’ve got to think a body would turn up. We had his bank account investigated by the police, which showed there were no withdrawals, and his wallet, ID, and passport are all still in his apartment, so he had no means of access to his cash and no ID to travel.
His older brother, Gareth Hargreaves, announced the former player’s death on Facebook 14 months after he was last seen.
“RIP Bryn Hargreaves,” the post began. “With incredible sadness, I can confirm after 14 months we have finally found Bryn. We still do not know the cause of death or what actually happened on 3/1/22. Thanks to all those that have helped in the search. We would appreciate a little space and will keep you updated when we have any further information x.”
The player’s mother, Maria Andrews, also posted her thoughts, writing that she was “heartbroken” by the news. “Not something I wanted to be sharing,” she wrote. “I’m in bits #heartbroken my beautiful son Bryn I can’t think of any words to describe the pain xx.”