Worth Mom’s Fight For Her Missing Daughter, Four Years Later Brighton News

THE mother of a missing woman says she can’t give up the search for her and calls on the police to do more.

Georgina Gharsallah, 30, from Worthing, disappeared near the town center on Wednesday March 7, 2018.

The mother-of-two was last seen entering a convenience store in Clifton Road. She was reported missing to Sussex Police ten days later.

Now, after the fourth anniversary of Georgina’s disappearance on Monday, her mother, Andrea Gharsallah, says she is still determined to find her.

“I can’t just forget it. I have to keep it there, all the time,” she said.

The Argus: Andrea Gharsallah at a previous wake for her daughterAndrea Gharsallah at a previous wake for her daughter

” She disappeared. She just completely disappeared. There is no lead.

“The police have registered it as a homicide without a body. If that’s the case, then I think they should be more active in finding out what really happened to him, or who actually did it.

Andrea held two small vigils for her daughter in Worthing yesterday, with members of the public showing continued support for her search.

In September 2020, Sussex Police referred the Independent Office of Police Conduct after Andrea and her family raised concerns about the way the case was handled.

A review of the investigation found there had been “significant missed opportunities”.

“Nine CCTV footage was lost,” Andrea said.

The Argus: Andrea says Sussex Police should do moreAndrea says Sussex Police should do more

“In those nine segments, there have been missed opportunities, because they can’t bring them back.”

Sussex Police said: ‘There have been significant missed opportunities in one aspect – the part of the investigation focusing on CCTV, settings not being reviewed in the light of new information, some footage of CCTV footage not being secure and some of the CCTV footage collected being unsecured. viewed in a timely manner.”

The Argus: Georgina Gharsallah has been missing since 2018Georgina Gharsallah has been missing since 2018

Responding to a request for an update on the investigation, DCI lead investigator Andy Wolstenholme said: “We continue to do what we can to keep Georgina in the thoughts and minds of the public.

“We know someone out there has the information we are looking for and as we have done since the day Georgina was last seen, we are urging them to come forward – either to the police or to anonymously to Crimestoppers.

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“Behind the scenes, we continue to actively investigate Georgina’s disappearance and will continue to pursue all reasonable investigative leads that come our way.”

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This notice was published: 2022-03-08 13:30:00

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