It has been almost nine years since Kyle Vaughan's disappearance with many key landmarks in the investigation into what happened occurring since.

Yet the case remains unsolved and the near-decade long search for truth saw Kyle's mother Mary die without ever learning what had happened while a number of people arrested in connection with his suspected murder were released without charge.

You can read the full story of his disappearance and the investigation so far in this comprehensive piece.

Here are the key dates concerning the search for the 24-year-old rock music fan from Newbridge.

December 30, 2012

Kyle Vaughan's Peugeot 306 is discovered crashed on the A467 between Risca and Crosskeys, in Caerphilly, at 11.45pm.

January 10, 2013

A 27-year-old man from Blackwood is arrested on suspicion of Kyle's murder. The police invesigation is upgraded from missing man inquiry to a murder investigation.

January 12, 2013

A 62-year-old man from Newbridge is arrested on suspicion of peverting the course of justice, and a 21-year-old man, also from Newbridge, is arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

January 14, 2013

A 15-year-old boy from Abercarn is arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

January 18, 2013

A 24-year-old man from Blackwood is arrested in suspicion of murder and a 22-year-old woman from Newbridge is arrested on suspicion of peverting the course of justice.

Kyle Vaughan has been missing since December 30, 2012
Kyle Vaughan has been missing since December 30, 2012

January 22, 2013

A 27-year-old woman and a 28-year-old man, both from Cwmfelinfach, are arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. This brings the total amount of arrests to eight.

June 12, 2013

Charity Crimestoppers announces a reward of £5,000 for anyone with information concerning Kyle's disappearance.

August 3, 2013

Kyle's first birthday since his disappearance. His parents Mary and Alan couldn't bear to spend the day in Newbridge.

December 5, 2013

Gwent Police announce five suspects arrested in connection with Kyle's murder have been released without charge. The two murder suspects and a teenager arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender remain under investigation.

The murder of Kyle Vaughan

December 30, 2013

The first anniversary of Kyle's disappearance is marked with a new appeal for information and a sponsored charity walk at Rodney Parade in Newport.

February 2014

Kyle's mother Mary announces she has been diagnosed with terminal liver cancer.

February 5, 2015

Two men arrested on suspicion of Kyle's murder are released without charge. A teenage suspect arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender is also released.

Kyle's parents desperately appealed for information
Kyle's parents desperately appealed for information

October 14, 2016

Kyle is officially presumed legally dead by the High Court and his parents receive a presumption of death certificate

January 1, 2018

Kyle's mother Mary dies due to complications arising from liver cancer.

September 2021

Crimstoppers increases the reward for information about Kyle's death from £5,000 to £10,000.

November 2021

Gwent Police say their investigation into Kyle's disappearance "remains very much active". Go here to read their update in full.

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