Lee Boxell was 15 when he disappeared. On the morning of Saturday 10 September 1988, Lee left his home in Cheam, to meet with a friend at 11am in nearby Sutton.
Lee and his friend parted company at 1pm, at which time Lee said he might go to Selhurst Park to watch a football match match between Charlton Athletic and Millwall. Despite extensive appeals on television and in the press, no one has come forward with any confirmed sightings of Lee at any of the football grounds in the area.
Several years later, a witness stated that Lee attended an unofficial youth club at St Dunstan’s Church in Cheam, known as “The Shed”.
Following extensive inquires the police found out that several paedophiles were operating in the area at the time Lee disappeared, one of whom ran the unofficial youth club and was jailed for eleven years in 2011, aged 75, after sexually abusing several girls who attended the club.
Our investigation in to Lee’s disappearance has taken almost three years and our findings are revealed in this podcast. We uncover new witnesses, new evidence and, for the first time, interview two of the suspects, who have never spoken publicly before.
We also speak to several of the adult children of the prime suspect to gain an insight in to what kind of person he is, and one of them takes us to an area where he believes his father may have disposed of Lee’s body.
Content warning: This series contains interviews with victims of sexual abuse and discusses the murder of a child, which some listeners may find distressing.
The CrimeStoppers charity are offering a £20,000 reward for information relating to Lee’s murder:
The images and evidence discussed in the podcast can be viewed here
(We have a special fast-release schedule for Series 4, with all episodes being released the same day.)