Family 'deeply concerned' after Rugby professor is reported missing while working in Chile

The family of a Rugby professor say they are 'deeply concerned' after he was reported missing while working in Chile.

Professor Tom Marsh, 60, had been visiting La Silla Observatory on a research trip. He was last spoken to on Friday night (September 16).

Officers from Warwickshire Police are in contact with the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and Interpol, as well as Chilean authorities.

Specialist officers are also supporting Professor Marsh’s family.

60-year-old Professor Tom Marsh, who is from the Rugby area, had been visiting La Silla Observatory in the country on a research trip. He was last spoken to on Friday night (September 16).

His family – who live in the Rugby area – said: “We are deeply concerned for Tom and miss him, and would ask anyone who may any have information on his whereabouts to please help.”

Warwickshire Police said: "He is described as white, approximately 6’3” in height, with balding grey hair and a beard. He is likely to be wearing a blue rain jacket, walking boots and a grey woollen hat.

"If anyone has any information, please call Warwickshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 153 of 18 September 2022."

"Warwickshire Police can also be contacted internationally by calling +44 1926 415000 and information can be reported online."