Concerns over missing woman

A FRESH appeal has been made for information about the disappearance of Denise Jarvis from Kingswood eight months ago.

New CCTV images were shown on Channel 5’s Vanished: The Hunt for Britain’s Missing. The show also featured interviews with her family.

Denise, 44, has been missing  since last summer and police continue to appeal for the public’s help.

Senior Investigating Officer Det Insp Ben Lavender was in the studio for the live programme, presented by Dan Walker, broadcast at 9pm on April 20.

Denise’s mother Bernadette and sister Rachel also made heartfelt appeals, with her mum saying: “She’s not another person missing, she’s our daughter, she’s Rachel’s sister – she is loved. If somebody has seen her, we want her back, because we love her.”

Denise was last seen on the evening of Wednesday 3 August in the area of Southey Park. That remains the last confirmed sighting of her. CCTV from the area has also been reviewed but police say they have been unable to locate any footage of her following the last confirmed sighting.

The new images of Denise, recorded on the day before she went missing, show the coat she was wearing when she was last seen in the park – a grey, thigh-length sleeveless coat.

A thorough investigation has seen officers complete more than 700 actions and speak to more than 90 of Denise’s contacts in the hope of finding her.

 DI Lavender said on the programme: “While we’re carrying out land searches, specialist searches and with our dive team, we are preparing for the worst but really still hoping for the best, and we hope that this will come to a positive outcome for her family.”

Speaking after the programme, he added: “We’re committed to getting the answers Denise’s family so desperately need and we’ll leave no stone unturned in our efforts to find out what happened to her.

“This will include continuing enquiries around her phone and communications data, as well as past financial transactions, and we’ll continue to speak with all known relatives, friends and associates.”

  If you know where Denise is, or have seen or spoken with her after Wednesday 3 August, please call 999 quoting reference 5222186376, or call 101 with any other information.

Police have set up an online portal, which will allow people to send information direct to officers working on this investigation. You can access the portal at: