Mystery as man logged off his computer 13-months ago and hasn't been seen since

James Beer
-Credit: (Image: South Wales Police)


A man has not been seen in almost 13-months with police issuing a fresh appeal to trace him. James Beer, 30, has not been seen since he logged out of his computer at 4.30am on May 18 last year.

And now his desperate family are appealing for him to return to his home in Swansea, Wales. Police said in a direct appeal to him: "Your family miss you and want you back home".

Officers have released a description of him in the hope anyone with information will come forward. Detective sergeant David Connick, of South Wales Police, asked people to "cast their minds back" to the time James and come forward if they have any information, WalesOnline reports.

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DS Connick said: "On May 19 last year family members reported 30-year-old James Beer missing and a year after his disappearance we have had no confirmed sightings of James and his whereabouts are unknown. From inquires we know James logged out of his computer at approximately 4.30am on May 18, 2023.

"However we have had no positive sightings of James since May 17 last year. James is described as being of slim build, 5ft 8in in height, and at the time of his disappearance sporting a goatee-style beard. We believe he was in possession of a blue rucksack.

James Beer has been missing for almost 13 months
James Beer has been missing for almost 13 months -Credit:South Wales Police

"I am appealing to anyone who may have been on or around the area of Culfor Road, Loughor, on May 17 or 18, 2023, possibly heading to work or working themselves in that area, to cast your minds back. Did you see anyone matching James’ description on those days? If so please contact us.

"We are also keen to hear from anyone who may have had any contact with James leading up to his disappearance or after his disappearance who has yet to assist this inquiry. Again we would like you to come forward and speak to us. Lastly this is a direct appeal to James.

"If you are reading this appeal please contact us to let us know you are safe and well. Your family miss you and want you back home." Anyone who has any information is asked to contact officers on 101 quoting police occurrence 2300163003.