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Whoa Whoa Whoa Whoa Whoa Whoa Whoa Whoa Whoa Whoa Call the Cops. Call the Cop, Call the Cops A quick note before we get started. I've had a week to reflect on the events From last week we were actually doing a live stream at the time when we were doing our normal environmental cleanup. We were pulling the car out of the river, and at that moment in time we realized that there was actually a body inside of it. That body belonged to Timothy Robinson who actually went missing 12 years ago. So today's event that you're about ready to see led us to the unexpectedly solving a 12 year old missing person's case. The families reached out to us you know Jess the niece, Don the brother. There's comments and i'll leave a link to the other video to the live stream in the comments down below you'll see them thanking us. We were able to bring closure to their family and that's something that myself and our team, we feel really good and confident you know not confident but we feel humbled by it is really the you know the right word. That it really provides for us the the wanting to get back out in the water not just to clean up the environment as we normally do with you know these cars when we find them but also the bringing closure bringing resolution to families who have been seeking those answers. You know 12 years ago when Timothy went missing you know the brother had actually kind of hoped that he ended up in Amsterdam unfortunately that was not the case what you're going to see are the events of that day it's going to start off like any other day to where you know my team and i were out there cleaning up the environment laughing enjoying ourselves but the moment and i mean the moment that we realized that we happen to have somebody in the vehicle everything changed. We went into clearing the scene making sure that everything was covered up respecting what we had on the phone with the police immediately so hug your loved ones realize how precious life is and reach out to those that seem to be struggling thanks for being here i hope you enjoy the video As you guys saw we're about ready to get a car or an suv i have no idea what we just uh pulled out because i just shot the intro for this and now we're shooting like the hey here we are the team is back together we got we got Nate, Sam the Adventure Man getting ready to go uh what are we going for a deep hole so what we have is we have like the river coming down okay we have the shoreline over here and over in this area we have what we're gonna call a big uh kind of a vortex hole and then this drops down to 80 feet in the bottom and it's kind of a big cliff wall right here too so right here is roughly 20 feet and then it drops down to on a good day when the river's down 72 to 75 feet the river is up right now so we're hitting 80 feet all the way across through here over here we have the swim dock so little swim dock so we'll say swim right here is roughly 25 feet and this slopes down so we got slope slope slope from 20 40 down to 80. okay what we want to do is kind of start at the pillar here and we're going to take the wall around kind of drop down to 35 feet there's going to be a toy a yellow Toyota and then i've been told that if we come back this direction there's a boat i don't know how to draw a boat here we go there we go boat and i think that's about 45 feet and then if we keep coming around and we and underneath the Toyota there's like two or three more frames so three frames uh keep coming around boom boom boom boom and i want to say it's about right here there is a Mazda here in fact right there Mazda suv it's facing this direction so the front of it is facing kind of near the cliff wall so we're only like five to ten feet off the cliff wall right side up isn't it no it's upside down okay now if you come off of the Mazda and you come over here there is another vehicle it's a Jetta that's also 80 feet and then if we come off of the Mazda over here is where the we have a pickup truck i think it's an s10 it's upside down as well kind of sitting on a set like a cinder block back here so you can swim up underneath of it it's not going to fall on you once we get those marked let's then come back and we're going to tie off a line so a rope rope to the shore and then we're going to take this rope down to whichever car we end up deciding to pull first all right check check check radio check radio check how you doing sam are you ready for this look it's a floating rock i hope it's a rock hey Sam all right float hey break my camera that cliff wall starts somewhere right here let's stop right let's drop right here stay to my right let's go to the north all right there's the bottom there's a still cable no i think this feels like a car it's not that way we're gonna take the steel cable the other way oh there it is okay we found the car and it is the Mazda just like we were hoping okay that's beautiful i hope that Sam's still here i would really love to haul this stuff up with him Alright we have a car hooked up at the back The water clarity is actually really good today, I like it last time i was down here i think that all the windows are closed on this the window is closed and that window is closed we're down to the other side of it Car expired in 2012, is that a Toyota or Mazda? Oh ya it's a Mazda. Mazda6, You want to hold this? come on over so make sure you go down around the axle right here good like that that was your cue don't find anything good because the camera's on now yeah yeah we found something good we found a Mazda6. here you go jared i got you gotcha necklace there it was some blank show them to dave he'll show you his boobies here dave throw them to you ready nobody needs to see that Sam there's the line so we can just go hand over hand out to it once it once it's floating you need to go that way with it yep you have carabiners on those? need three three carabiners bring a bag down bring a bag down and i'll take it back down i'm taking a bag and a tank all right and down we go all right so that's attached right here okay that one's on oh that's the bag here, plus the valve open that up, applying air all right sam go get one more bag if i'm following along they've got 40 or 45 feet of rope and they're going to hook the bags there so the bags are going to pop up the car The car's still going to be 40 feet down The idea is to bring it up 45 feet so they can drag it up closer to shore over here then they'll set it down and rehook it up so at this point we're watching for bags not the car now we don't want to fill the bag all the way because bags will actually expand as they go up so let's go ahead and stop the air at this point on that one all right looks like sam's back getting that one hooked up that's beautiful yeah now one thing we need to do is sam make sure that we close the valve here and that by the way if you need any uh lift bags we are actually in the service of the business of selling our lift bags Sam likes them he loves them, the way they're built got a promo and everything on it the link is in the description better built lift bags than anything else on the market we need one more bag i think it stuck pretty good in the mud. Nate in the supply kayak just came in i got another bag and a carabiner he's headed back out there all right here we go turn it on close the valve okay so what we have right now is we have each bag will lift 1500 pounds the car weighs about 4,000 pounds 44 4,500 that's above water oh that didn't take much there it goes floating now yeah there it is YA! WOOO! good job Sam you got it. I like it it's all Jared! I'm waiting for you to pull me in. We're working on it we're working on it thank you at least you know how far do you think we need to come until it stops then we'll take uh two more bags out start to level it up and then we'll drain some bags and then finish floating it There it is floating. Where's Sam at? okay the car is there oh that bag is cutting into that glass there Oh no, away from that glass hopefully don't put a hole in this new bag the the bags that are on there they're hooked to two wheels just one just one yeah because i was still trying to flip it the way that it was angled it was like kind of a weird frontal upside down and so i was trying to hook onto the front here to flip it up so i don't know if it's now flipped okay but the j-hook also looked like it was ready to come off so like we really should use chains instead of unless it was like sitting flat then we can lift it yeah but when it's still upside down you can get around the axle with a chain it's a lot more secure than the j hook yeah Dave Mack so sponsor number one what were you the very first one? You said so. The very first gear sponsor so click the little join button down below because of Dave Mack and we have like 115 sponsors now total sponsors who without them we would not be able to buy additional gear whether it's chains j-hooks uh we also ended up uh because of the auction as well as sponsors like you hit that join button become a member like Dave Worth every penny. The car's floating over there Okay so this first one right here that I'm taking a shot of so that's the one that we did the stage lift with and then we put the two other bags on the front tire is what we did and then Nate went down with the assistance of Sam out there and put the third bag on now the good news is, is although those bags were right next to the all the glass looks like the bags held up just fine so we don't have any popped bags so that's real good news hopefully yeah no everything looks good looks like Nate's going back down to double check stuff i like it. You know what's crazy to think about we're pulling a car. You're high centered there. It's moving Alright if you want to hold it, I'll swim it out there I'm getting hot, let me swim! OK I didn't want you to get your hat wet. I'll keep my hat above water. He said 2012, so it hasn't been in there that long I'll finish eating my banana though. Ten years at most. Don't slip on that. yeah we're almost there we're gonna yeah we'll go around that second piling and come on we're a lot safer yeah so the reason we're going around the pillars is that way we can drag the car from over there straight across instead of coming in if we coming in we're going to end up dragging it we don't want to do that we'll just get high centered This boat ramp is getting a little busy today yes so we so when this happens we have to be very very um conscientious of our neighbors to make sure that uh last year like we we didn't block the ramp for longer than like 30 minutes but some people got a little upset with us If this is your first time here Elite Towing has volunteered their time and their services to come out and help us pull cars out of the river if this is your first time none of us are paid all of us are 100% volunteers there are no government agencies or anybody else that funds this little operation so without Doug there without Elite Towing, none of this would be possible and if you are anywhere in the U.S. and you happen to own a tow company drop me an email drop me a note and let me know my email's in the description and let me know where you're at because i have like a big map and a list of locations across the U.S. as we start to travel more we can definitely use your service as well thank you. A little more cable that's that's it that's all you back up the truck a little bit. right we got. It oh got it? Make sure you don't hit the wrong button on that Sam and turn that off. Oh i got you man you guys sometimes yeah i want to see the car right side up is it right side up it's are we on the wheels here hold that up there don't drop the phone don't hit any buttons here we go here we go it's on its side side's right here you probably put a hook and flip it over all right hold up let's see what we need to do yeah probably put a hook on this side oh straight to that j-hook is it upside down yeah we've got this j-hook let's no it's on the side yeah okay let's get the bags off we have this j-hook we can just roll it right over. Anybody uh anybody from San Antonio that's where I was born I want to know. There was a uh there was a uh Texas. Kirt you should come on down real quick hurry up we're down here at the Milwaukee boat ramp like this is what happens while we're out here the whole process. That's a Mazda6 look at that well now it's gone Let me have the gimble as well, Let's get some good shots here there it is all right let's clean it out there's a shoe in there whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa call the cop call the cops call the cops. Want me to call them? Yeah call them. Sorry you guys gotta back up okay we're leaving all right apologize It's not a company, it's a group of Adventures With Purpose we've been so uh this got real real quick we're actually doing a live as we're pulling a body out uh we're showing a little bit of the car and um there's a body inside of it. We've got Dave on the phone right now with the cops we're uh pulling a plate number real quick can you just wiggle the plate off break it off? Yeah i tried 785. 785. DRY the DRY is the plate D like dog oregon plate RY We've also got uh I think we might actually have some identification in there yeah we just been our understanding so just record John but don't show the body. For what we got going on yeah I'll make sure to stay on this side yeah let me see if I can get some ID on This. They're on their way Jared. All right. There's a card right there yeah i'm trying to grab that that's a hotel room key Sad day man Hopefully whatever happens we provide closure to some family and yes knowing is better than not knowing you know what I mean yeah this got real now we know where so-and-so is yep iIm gonna say let's go ahead and get on dry land they're gonna need dry land on there so let's just pull it up a little bit more and then we'll make sure we oh it looks like Sam's blocking off this area you want to tell the boat what's going on did you hear what's going on Did you hear we have a body in the car. They're going to shut down the ramp do you want to pull out real quick? yeah pull out real quick come on in do that yeah we'll hook onto the bumper real quick and just move it up a little bit Does that guy want to get his boat out? Yeah we're going to pull this to the side get it from the side over there and it'll pull this over this way too all right hey whoa whoa Just keep going, get it out of the water. keep going pull it out, pull it out. All right here we got him out When you first went down there didn't you try to look inside to see? I did try to look inside. In fact even when it was upside down I looked inside and i didn't notice even when it was coming out i didn't notice like i saw the tennis shoe first. It's like oh yeah just shoes. Yeah so what we have right now is uh we're actually waiting on the uh uh PD to come and uh they're going to take over yeah this is definitely a, I won't say it's a crime scene. This is not considered a crime scene what is this considered? The same thing as a crime scene until they figure out yeah it's a potential crime scene right say again where they went in yeah all right well we wait for PD now. Yeah everything's all roped off got it all covered showing respect. As soon as you saw that man we had to get everyone out and cover it up. Dude i'm still kind of shaken up by it like yeah. Absolutely surprised yeah we weren't expecting that. So about how long did we find this uh we just uh the phone call went in 15 minutes ago okay so uh at the moment the moment it came out of the water my phone kind of brain farted for a moment. Okay. So i cleared Within minutes I called you. I had the easiest access to a phone yeah we were in the junkyard which is. The hole that's over here. We call this junkyard because it's 80 feet deep where the swim area is at it's actually 90 feet deep today with the river being up. uh three-four hundred yards. yep and yeah roughly roughly 150 yards out yeah 85 feet deep yeah and it was uh the car was upside down it looks good. So i don't know if uh how much of that you heard? So we have a detective that's on his way as well as uh some Who all do we have coming down on this? Like I've never actually had one where we where we unexpectedly. So far it's going to be us okay so i'm guessing the news will probably be showing up They always catch wind of these things a lot more officers The parking lot is going to become a mad house. You may want to talk to him real quick as to what your role is in this Doug and if you need to hang out and bring a guy back and what else is going on We're going talk to him. We're on the police rotation. So i'll see if i can't set it up so that we can remove it. You're already here Yeah you're already here. Two actually who were the divers you guys yeah uh and we got Nate as well. okay okay so it sounds like we got everything from you guys um at this point we're gonna call the medical examiner uh we'll probably do we'll do a little bit of investigation here take some pictures and what not and then call the medical examiner at that point to come secure the body okay yeah Do you want us to clear the scene now and this is now your guys' or? yeah yeah probably probably better because at this point uh we have to treat it is a crime scene yup no yeah okay yeah um do you have something to cover do you want to cover or um um shut it down so yeah what you would probably get so nobody comes in. Well you've got people taking pictures. yeah we've probably got some uh blankets up there in one of the rigs we can just cover that okay yeah yeah i can see you got lucky loo's right there with your cameras you might yeah yeah it is a clear shot if that's open so yeah grab some blankets over there and then yeah we'll clean up our area and we'll vacate the area for you yeah rumor is our fans always like to know like what's the backstory on this currently the rumor is this vehicle is registered to a gentleman that went missing in 08 is there anything that's the information we have yeah okay no other no further information confirming we have is that's what we're looking at as of right now okay so but we need to follow up on that we need to confirm it read reports and make a few phone calls yeah they'll do they'll do tests. Perfect and then you guys have our information so again like people are always going to ask so if you are you able to actually just hey Jared 100% confirmed that's what it was. so yeah We can do that pass that long Did you realize there was a body in the car before you got it out of the water or was that discovered after you got it up the ramp We discovered that there was a body in the car after we were actually pulling it out the water was coming out we were actually on a live at the time and that's when we record but that's when we realized that there was a body in the car shut that live stream down right away. What's it like for you guys obviously you dive a lot you help clean up the rivers but to be in a situation like this what's it like for you? it's real humbling you know and part of this is we're able to bring resolution to family somebody has been missing you know a loved one and today we found that loved one that we you know we now have answers for them. For people who you know watch you guys you guys obviously have a big following um what do you want to understand about the process about these situations that you know the fact that they're real and it's serious I think the big thing is I mean we come out here with a purpose you know Adventures With Purpose to clean up the environment with the secondary of are we going to be able to bring resolution to a family? and that's really you know the i won't say that's the main reason why we're out here the main reason is environmental environmental cleanup to begin with. Please spread the word about what we're doing if you guys have a loved one or you guys have a concern please contact us through Jared's channel Adventures With Purpose and maybe we can come help you out just got done with the news it was a unexpected day for sure had some new fans that came down today incredible dive it was a very technical dive could not have done it without an incredible crew i don't know if we're allowed to do that we're still in isolation i'll use lots of hand sanitizer afterwards thank you everybody for being here if you've not already done so make sure to subscribe turn on that little bell notification because you never know what it is we're gonna find on the next one that's it for now later later later bye bye

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Nobody can actually just vanish During the summer I sometimes come out for a walk, and maybe take the dog with me we normally come along here and as you can see in front of us, that's um, that's Box Hill That was the last place that she was seen I don't think she planned to disappear at all, and I think something terrible has happened to her and And she's more than likely, she's more than likely still up there Somebody knows where she is One of the important roles of a journalist is asking questions on behalf of the public that are uncomfortable to ask Every now and again, there's a story that just niggles away at you You can't quite forget The disappearance of Ruth Wilson is one of those stories In 2002 I wrote an article about missing people The case of Ruth Wilson really affected me It was so unusual such a peculiar mysterious case of a 16 year old who went missing in the Surry Hills in 1995 There were multiple appeals to Ruth to come home And it was her family's belief that she was out there somewhere. The official version suggests this is a missing persons case. This is unresolved. There is no evidence of any crime, and that is absolutely correct I, still all these years later, am haunted by the belief that that wasn't the whole story Did she take her passport with her? Did she have a passport? We know she took a bank card. She didn't use it She must, after 22 years, have had some dental treatment, some sort of medical treatment, national insurance Yeah. Tax. Somebody that's 16 years of age to run away as they're saying and Be able to give herself a brand-new identity coming from a rural village I would say is impossible yeah And so no, I can't see her ever coming home at all. No. About a year ago The phone rang a gentleman on the other end of the line asked me whether I remembered the case of Ruth Wilson Had Liam not brought the story to me, then I would never have gone back to it I don't know what it's like to have lost a child, but she is a child of Dorking People of Dorking have a right to know what happened this child. Even if Mr. and Mrs. Wilson want to put it behind them, I believe everybody else has a right to know Liam has a long history at the very very toughest end of policing which includes Arresting terrorism suspects. This is a brave individual with a long police career I've been associated with Dorking since 1994 this happened in 1995. Now I'm just seeing it I'm taken as she said she hasn't run away. She couldn't have run away In retirement Liam is the man who wouldn't let this story go You can't just disappear. I can't accept that She set out for school on a November morning in 1995. She decided that she didn't really want to go that day instead she was going to go and work in the library She had sent a bunch of flowers to her stepmother to arrive two days later, and we don't know why she did that. She ordered a taxi to take her up to a local beauty spot, Box Hill in the Surrey Hills And she simply stood by the side of the road and that was the last time that Ruth Wilson was seen alive Everything was sort of like hunky-dory certainly on the night before And that's the real mystery for me Her parents lived in a picture-perfect Surrey village Daughter of a parish councillor Church-going, bell ringing, choir singing, organ playing girl And then something else. That's the real hole isn't it? She seemed happy. Was she happy? She's dropped off at a bridleway. The taxi driver says he drove off, and he watched her standing there So she either didn't want the taxi driver to see where she was going to go Or she was waiting to meet somebody who's going to pick up the car This should have been treated as suspicious From the very beginning, once it became clear that there were things to be uncovered about this story and that In my role as journalist I could maybe help with that then yeah, it didn't take long for me to decide that that's what I was going to take It is getting a bit chilly. I was just going to say that it's a bit chilly I've always felt that this is a beautiful part of the South of England. I think that Surrey is an extraordinary County and people laugh about the Home Counties and suburbia but Who wouldn't live here if they were given half a chance? Absolutely, yeah. This is part of the story isn't it? this is why murder mysteries and Detective stories are set in these beautiful parts of the countryside because you can't Imagine something terrible happening here and when something terrible does happen it makes it all the more shocking When you spend 30 years looking at cases like this, it's something that doesn't go away It's quite frustrating because you know there's not really much you can do about it. You're not part of a team anymore It's not your job anymore. You haven't got access to resources This was a case that came to Dorking police. Put in a Freedom of Information request Saying that I would like to have a look at the file and some of the statements. The reply got was "No we're investigating it as a crime". They just said missing people are classified as a crime so you know and they they couldn't share any information with me beyond the appealed because They did not expose any police methodology My next step was trying to get in touch with Mr. and Mrs. Wilson I sat down wrote a letter to the family Explaining who I was and would they mind if I came along and spoke to them about it um I got no response to that either so What's really difficult is moving beyond what you already know to have happened on to what you think might have happened So I'd like to speak to local residents of the village that she lived in. Her family. Her friends We know that she spent a lot of time with her ex-boyfriend over that weekend. We knew that he was called William along with the name of the school I've managed to get on Facebook to to find him. I mean it's not the most sophisticated of investigative techniques I would very much like to talk to about a story I'm researching into a missing-persons case from 1995 I believe you knew Ruth Wilson, and I would very much like to talk to you if that's something you could face I'm trying to find out what happened to Ruth. Without the support of the police, without the support of the family and going on newspaper clippings and anything else that's written on the internet. Um. That's just too frustrating because I can't get any further forward with it We're now. We're now. We're now seven years down the road and I still haven't got any further forward with it. Why you still doing it? Used to phone me at night time and say that he couldn't sleep Because it was going over in his brain Yes But he couldn't sleep And he's open up a bottle of whisky or something Cause you knew that there was nothing you could do about it. It has kept him up at night It has kept him up at night. He's extremely focused on it and I don't blame him as well. You know, she must have been How much older than or younger than Emily, but you've got a daughter yourself You know I've got a 16 year old daughter, and it is It's something relatable really. Very relatable if the daughter just went missing and there was no reason for her She wasn't the kind of girl that would run away If that was my daughter I don't think I could ever rest. Anybody that offered any genuine form of assistance I would accept it. I wouldn't ignore it. I'm leaving message for Ian Wilson. It's Martin Bright calling here I've got to this stage where I'm thinking hold on Hello? it, am I the only one that is interested in what happened to Ruth. I'm just calling you out of courtesy really to say that the story has developed further They've accepted that she's gone missing and that's it. I find that hard to believe. I really do. I'm in the process of now working to tell the story. Obviously it's important you should know that this is happening Bye-bye Looking at the circumstances of the case I now don't believe that Ruth Wilson is alive. I will tell you what my theory is There is somebody from the community responsible for that wee girl go missing It looks to me that she met someone and something happened The end game is if nothing else to make this fellow sweat Don't go to sleep with a clear conscience because there'd be more people like me out there That will take an interest in this case. It's as simple as that William was Ruth's ex-boyfriend It appears they used to hang out quite a lot He should know quite a lot about Ruth She was a very studious girl. Well-mannered. Rather traditional She was not cool? She was not cool. Her dress sense was unconventional as well. I think, umm, you know perhaps she didn't really have that maternal relationship to know how to Bring herself out of a shell as a young woman that suppose a young girl I picked up over the years that Ruth real mother had died in rather tragic circumstances She had fallen down the stairs What do you think when you think about Ruth, and what do you think happened? I had that suspicion that for some wild that there was somebody else involved I feel some what lost and a little bit numb about it really and I think my mind was shut off any of the emotional attachment to it It didn't really have a desperately Sad effect on him. He didn't feel that he'd been hugely affected by it It did make me think of that point well So who was looking out for Ruth then? Are you sitting comfortably? I'm piercing a rhyme, but there you go. Crack on So I've just received an email this morning from the detective team's superintendent He is the person who lead the review into Ruth's disappearance a couple of years ago He is our man. He's happy to talk That's marvelous. Yep. Great Nobody here is trying to undermine what the police have actually done We've got a theory. We need some insight from the police from that investigation to see if that theory holds water There really do have to be people out there that remember Ruth. Care about Ruth. Are thinking about her I'd like to talk to some people in the village Martin's in a brilliant position as a reporter to open doors and speak to witnesses Something I could have done years ago when I was in the police force. But of course, I've retired. I come to that now Hello, Martin. It's Ian Wilson I've made the final decision that I don't wish to Participate in this particular project. I know that you will do a good job And your part is going to be very professional like you've always been in the past But it's a complicated one and I made this final decision and you could tell by my voice is quite an emotional one We've been talking to some people in the village. They loath to talk without the say-so of Ian Wilson I did call the Tower Master. He wasn't surprised that people weren't talking because People were suspicious of journalists in Betchworth apparently Ruth has vanished in more ways than one She vanished on Box Hill that day and this has been largely a forgotten story I've spoken to the Surrey police They've pulled back. They are worried that what we are doing is going to be critical of them They're worried that we're looking back at the original investigation. And we're going to say that there are flaws in it It's a little bit disappointing. We're simply gonna have to go down a different route In 1968, a school boy went missing Yes And his body three days later was found between Leatherhead and Dorking and I used to run quite a few features about it in the paper and Every time someone would come forward Yeah someone would read it, who perhaps hadn't been inclined to give information before. Your local newspaper is the most useful tool for getting information out there So I felt that it was important for us to make our own appeal I think it encourage the police to re-open the case And it lead to the conviction of the 33 years of Brian Lunn Field Do you think there might be a chance of that in this case? It could be that there is someone there that just needs that little push and that the publicity could lead to come vital information which ultimately, of course, could lead to the solving of the case It was just kind of filtered through at school the next day that you know Ruth's disappeared or Ruth's run away It had always been my view really that the friends provided the key to Ruth I've been communicating for a while with Roxie. Roxie is the person who had gone public in 2010 making an appeal And it was kind of not a joke but kind of the reaction was very much Oh she'll turn up at the dinner dance that was in a couple. Oh she'll appear and she'll just run away for the day She was very happy to raise further awareness of what happened to her friend The first positive kind we're going to get of what Ruth was like. It's gonna open it right up for us. I believe We're a nice group of girls. We were. We, we certainly weren't the cool girls. No. Ruth's interests were reading, music. I went out on a whole day bike ride with her around the village of Betchworth and Brockham You used to get kind of bullied and pushed about a bit by the cool kids And you know, get excluded from some things I suppose maybe because of that. Yep, we just I suppose migrated towards each other didn't we At 16 you think you know it all, but you look back in hindsight. She couldn't thrive as far as I'm aware she didn't have a passport. She didn't have a massive wage that she could have stockpiled money and disappeared on So you have to ask yourself the question that where could she have disappeared to for 22 years And I'd also like to think that if she was still alive There's been numerous appeals over the years that have said at the bottom of them You know just getting contact the missing persons charity And we can pass the message on just let let us know in some way that you're safe I would like to think that she would have done that If someone can come forward with new information that we've been looking for the past 22 years Even if it didn't seem like anything at the time Yeah, just get talking about it. Yeah, yep Thinking about the day she left. Do you think this was a spur-of-the-moment thing? Was this something She'd been planning. What's your, what's your thinking now? My belief is that she had planned to do something quite what, quite what I Don't know, but I believe that she had intended to be away from home Umm. I don't know whether that was to be permanent, temporary I'd also like to believe that someone knows what's happened Yes And because obviously the last confirmed sighting was up here. Beyond that we don't know We don't know but I do believe that she did intend to go missing Now what we have is this picture of her as someone who's been planning this disappearance. Why would she do this? Our hope is that by seeing an article in the local newspaper, people will talk to each other remember the case remember the disappearance This is the chance to bring roots back to life before she's forgotten forever There are a lot of comments. It's a local case that clearly people remember. I mean you would, wouldn't you? It seems to me that this is something that has puzzled people over the years It's just maybe they just haven't had the means to express their concern. I did receive an email from someone who remembered her Yeah, she she's a new witness. I think and I don't think she's ever told the police so Hi Liam, it's Martin here. How you doing? I had a very long conversation with Catherine. She was another friend of Ruth's Okay, yes One of the things that brought them together was going through similar troubles Oh, alright In fact, umm In fact Catherine run away from home at the same time Oh really? Okay It just confirms that this wasn't some sort of mysterious disappearance of a girl who was otherwise happy As far as we're concerned. She's got this very happy middle-class life This was a deeply unhappy girl who was talking to her friends about leaving What was really going on behind closed doors. What was really going through her head during those days Ruth and I, I guess we bonded because there was quite a lot going on for both of us at that time Yeah, and we gone really well. We were really really close She got me some earrings and a ring, but I still have the ring which I'm wearing now Ruth was really troubled some of the reason that she was maybe You know, unpopular as well as that she She had so much going on in her head that she was just desperately trying to find out who she was She knew that I was going to be moving So she asked me she said if it all works out for you in Sheffield Can I come and join you? I was trying to get myself sorted so didn't really have enough time to help her as well Once you'd gone. Did you hear from Ruth again? No, it was obviously a time without mobile phone, so yeah So I was ringing my parents two or three times a week. They told me that Ruth had gone missing Shortly after I'd gone And, and why did your mum think about it? Written down. Ruth was went missing 4:30pm It was the 27th You had your sleepover, I remember, on the 11th of November. It was just after that. But Ruth came to stay with us again And she she didn't want to go home And I was very very unhappy and uncomfortable about it. Can you remember why she said she didn't want to go home? No, she didn't say why. She just really didn't. As a mother, at that time, it it it disturbed me greatly Why do you think she was so desperate? I think her whole childhood is based on a foundation of secrecy and lies She knew that her real mother was dead She told me Yeah how her mum had died Right She knew her mom had fallen down the stairs Yep But but something obviously didn't add up for her Yes So she pursued it and looked for the truth Right and found it Yeah It's a bit of a shock aye? I can't imagine anything more shocking Yeah So we found the death certificate. What did you find in it? What did it say in it? I'll show you You see And here, yeah She told me that she found out her real mum had committed suicide Yeah Was still trying to kind of work all this out We know the circumstances of the day up until the point that she went missing What's your reading of what happened? I think she had every intention of killing herself Why do you think that? Why, why do you... Because one other way you could look at it is that? She was planning to meet someone up on Box Hill. Why do you think it was... Had she talked about suicide? She hadn't up to that, yes, she haven't spoken about it. She'd spoken about Running away and... well not running away, but you know going somewhere else But I don't think there was anywhere for her to go I think she was really distressed that day that was the day it all kind of unraveled and fell apart But as we know, you know, the police have been looking everybody was looking. No body was found When I read about her disappearance and That she'd been to the florist and ordered these flowers. I just know that it's Ruth Almost like dark, practical joke Yeah that she was playing on her stepmother Yeah, stick two fingers up kind of thing. Yeah Right? And this is what I'm planning, and I'm doing it and There's a stubbornness about her Well do you remember her discovering that her mother had actually committed suicide? That didn't get disclosed to me The words that were used when being with her were she had fallen down the stairs and broken her neck It was only a matter of time before she found out the truth Ian Wilson has issued a statement Until this point the Wilson family was not cooperating in any way But they clearly felt they needed to respond to what we had discovered Reacting to the idea that her whole childhood was built on secrecy and lies.Ian Wilson says this "Her family are extremely hurt by this statement, and do not recognize this view of Ruth's childhood Ruth always knew about her biological mother's death, but not the exact cause Sadly we now know that before her disappearance Ruth had discovered the tragic circumstances of her mother's death but equally sadly she chose not to discuss or question this with any family members I mean she is lost and she was lost We know the intention was there to disappear or go somewhere but the mystery is What happened next? Perhaps one of the reasons that I've been drawn to the case of Ruth Is that it reminds me of my own sister. What she went through When she was 16, she ran away from home She in fact came and lived with me at the time when I was at university. Does strike me that Ruth Didn't have that equivalent figure in her life. She had no one obvious to run to I was under the impression that Ruth was happy at home and more or less liked her life. That she had no reason to run away Everything's the opposite to what I thought And we've only find that out from speaking to her friends There's absolutely no doubt we never have revisited this case had it not been for Liam's interest Liam not wanting to let this lie. I know he's found it difficult at times and frustrating till we know Whether she went up to Box Hill to commit suicide, whether she went up to Box Hill to meet someone, whether she was abducted Whether she was murdered, whether she went off to find a new life with a new identity Until we know it's very difficult to let this rest What made her go up on that hill on that day? What was going through her mind at that time? What strikes me is this lack of curiosity? Some elements of this is to do with professional pride This was a particular Hall trait that I was helping create of a essentially happy family that had lost their daughter Inexplicably so I was implicated in the process of furthering that particular narrative which was inaccurate and that that doesn't annoy me. I mean, that's that's That's something that I feel Shouldn't have happened Liam's had a long career as a police officer and Something has really irritated him about about the way that he believes this young girl who went missing was not being taken seriously I have been struck by Liam's commitment and relieve also that he deserves some sort of closure now too I think it's likely she was meeting someone. Yeah, I think she was dressed to jump into another car Disappeared but still alive new identity. Very difficult very difficult It's my belief that secrecy can cause real damage People keep secrets for all sorts of reasons. From shame to protecting loved ones, but very often They have a corrosive effect eating away at trust. Whether it's in a family, a community, or society itself Discovering the secret of her mother's suicide appears to have had a devastating effect on Ruth Wilson The police are being very tight-lipped and Betchworth continues to keep its secrets Liam and I have tried after all this time to shed more light on Ruth short life We've been helped above all by the friends who have refused to accept that a Surrey school girl can simply vanish off the face of the earth Someone out there knows what happened to Ruth, and the thing about secrets is that they have a tendency to come out in the end