The Disappearance of Trever Andrews
Case File Overview
Trever* John Andrews disappeared from London, Ontario on October 28th, 2009. The 26-year-old was last seen around 11:30PM on Oakville Ave. near Huron St. and Clarke Rd.
Trever left his friend Christine Acker’s house and headed to catch the bus home to the apartment he shared with his father Rick.
When Rick returned home after being away for a few days, he found his son missing. He was instantly concerned when Trever was not home but his backpack was hanging on the door. Trever’s father explained, “He never went anywhere for long without it. That was my first clue something was wrong.” By November 1st, Trever’s family had reported him missing to London Police Service.
Police eventually questioned Trever’s family and friends. They also conducted a search of the area where Trever was last seen and interviewed area residents. Authorities were not able to confirm if he actually boarded the bus on the evening he disappeared.
The investigation uncovered no sign of Trever; he remains missing.
Trever is a Caucasian male, with short light brown hair and green eyes. He is approximately 6 feet tall (183 cm) and roughly 170 pounds (77 kg). Trever has a birthmark on his left cheek. When he was last seen he was carrying a No Frills yellow shopping bag containing bottles of beer. When he vanished, Trever was wearing a white t-shirt, white hooded sweatshirt, and white Reebok running shoes with black trim.
*I have seen both “Trevor” and “Trever” reported but after first deciding on “Trevor” because it is the spelling most often used by London Police Service, I changed it to “Trever” after being contacted by one of his close friends.
Case File Theories
Ran off to party/Left to start a new life
Did Trever merely run off to party? Police were slow to investigate his disappearance. In fact, they did not release a missing person notification in this case until November 10th, thirteen days after Trever was last seen. And it apparently took over four months for the authorities to interview his friends. The police only considered him a missing person when he failed to keep a meeting with his probation officer.
Trever was a young man struggling with drug addiction, so the authorities likely at first believed he had taken off to party and would eventually show up again when he was ready. This had happened occasionally in the past, but if it was the case this time he would have returned within a few days. He never did.
Or, perhaps, did Trever disappear because he left town to start a new life? Trever had domestic issues with his ex-partner and the subsequent legal problems could have compelled him to begin anew in a different town. Regardless, I think this theory is highly improbable. Trever was in constant contact with his family and friends. He called them so often, “he was considered a bit of a pest.” I doubt he ran off to start a new life and never contacted his loved ones again. Also, he never touched any of the money that he had in his bank account at the time he disappeared.
Also, Trever’s future was finally starting to brighten. He was in counselling and had a son with his ex-partner who he adored. He was actively working to have better visitation rights. Trever also had an appointment lined up to check out a new apartment, a sign of his growing stability and independence. He was even talking about going back to school. Considering all of the above, I would be hard pressed to believe he disappeared willingly.
Did someone murder Trever? Sadly, this is the most likely scenario. From the very beginning, his family hoped for the best but suspected the worst; his disappearance was disturbingly out of character. They knew the outgoing, chatty young man would have stayed in constant contact if at all possible. Also, he had abandoned all of his belongings and there has been zero activity on his bank accounts.
There are, however, countless unanswered questions. Was Trever attacked on his way to the bus? Or did he decide to make a detour and visit someone he knew? Was he killed by a stranger, acquaintance, or friend? And if Trever was murdered, what was the motivation? Did his troubled relationship with his ex-partner play a role, or maybe a new relationship he was in? Did his drug use somehow cause his disappearance and suspected death? Did he, for example, stop off somewhere on his way home to purchase drugs and something went terribly wrong? Until some of the answers to these questions are known it is doubtful Trever will be found.
What do you think happened to Trever?
Trever’s case receives startlingly little coverage. Trever’s sister, Kelly Andrews, explained to the media why she believes this is the case: Trever has been stereotyped. At the time of his disappearance he had a low socioeconomic status, legal issues, and struggled with a drug problem. This is not the “type” of missing person who often receives a lot of media coverage and police attention.
It is crucial to remember, however, that Trever is a father, son, brother, uncle, grandson, nephew, and friend. He is loved and missed by his family, especially his son, and his case deserves attention and resources.
If you have any information about Trever’s disappearance, call London Police Service at 519 661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. His family has advertised a $10,000 reward for information that leads to his whereabouts.
Trevor John Andrews – London Police Service file overview
Trever John Andrews – Ontario’s Missing Adults file overview
“Disappearance of Londoner Trever Andrews Remains Unsolved” – The London Free Press article