On March 19, 2023, it was announced that Bryn Hargreaves had been found deceased. His older brother Gareth confirmed his passing on facebook. His cause of death is unknown at this time.
36 year old Hargreaves, a former professional rugby player, was reported missing from his Morgantown, West Virginia home after he failed to report to work in January 2022.
His remains were found late last month in a wooded area near Cheat Lake, according to the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Office.
The Disappearance of Bryn Hargreaves
Bryn Hargreaves was born on November 14, 1985, and is a former English professional rugby league footballer.
He began his rugby career with hometown club Wigan. He played 115 games for Saints, and won the 2007 World Club Challenge and 2008 Challenge Cup. Bryn spent two seasons with Bradford in 2011-2012, appearing 54 times, and retired at the end of the 2012 campaign at the age of 26.
After retiring from rugby league emigrated to the US. He moved to the US to live with his American wife who he met on a holiday to Mexico, but the pair later divorced.
He lived in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania doing pipeline work at an engineering firm and advanced to the position project manager. About two years prior to his disappearance Bryn moved to Morgantown, West Virginia for a work project.
On December 8, 2021, Bryn was involved in a car accident that left him with a back injury, and was on medical leave from work at the time of his disappearance.
According to family he was having some mental health issues due to covid, isolation, and his back injury which left him in severe pain.
No one was able to provide an exact date or location where Hargreaves was last seen, or what he was wearing at the time of his disappearance. He doesn’t have a car, so would be walking or using Ubers/taxis for travel.
At the time of his disappearance, Bryn was living at Whisper Creek Apartments on Pierpont Road in the Cheat Lake area of Morgantown, West Virginia.
On January 16, 2022, police were called to Bryn’s apartment due to water leaking into the apartment below. When investigators arrived they found his apartment unlocked with the shower still running. His wallet and keys were found inside, but Hargreaves was nowhere to be found.
The Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department searched the area around his residence several times with the assistance of K9’s, but were unable to locate Bryn.