EFFORTS to find former Saints player Bryn Hargreaves who went missing in the United States last month are ongoing.

The ex-prop, aged 36, who also played for Bradford and Wigan, last spoke to his family on January 3.

Ex-team-mates joined a social media campaign to find him. It is understood his mum and brother David have travelled out to the States to help in the search for him, distributing posters for miles around the area he lives.

Authorities have conducted several searches, with the assistance of police dogs but Hargreaves remains missing.

The 36-year-old, who hung up his boots 10 years ago, went to live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, before moving to rural West Virginia.

He lives in the Cheat Lake area of Morgantown and was reported missing on Sunday, January 16.

St Helens Star: A poster appealing for information on Bryn Hargreaves' whereaboutsA poster appealing for information on Bryn Hargreaves' whereabouts

Meanwhile, a website has been set up for anyone with information to report it.

A renewed appeal by the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Office for his whereabouts was issued on January 26.

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This read: “On January 16, 2022, Bryn J. Hargreaves was reported missing to the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Office. Bryn Hargreaves is a 36-year-old male, originally from England but currently resides at the Whisper Creek Apartments in the Cheat Lake area of Morgantown, WV.

“It is believed that Mr. Hargreaves last communicated with family and friends around January 3rd, 2022. Monongalia County Sheriff’s deputies have searched the surrounding area several times including with the assistance of K-9’s but have been unsuccessful locating Mr. Hargreaves. No individual has been able to give a date or location where he was last seen or what he was wearing, so we are unable to provide a last known location or direction of travel."

St Helens Star: Bryn Hargreaves during his Saints playing daysBryn Hargreaves during his Saints playing days

It added: “Monongalia County Sheriff’s detectives have searched Mr. Hargreaves residence for any information related to his disappearance and are currently going though relevant digital evidence and financial records in hopes of developing additional leads.

“The Monongalia County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to ask for the community’s assistance with trying to locate Mr. Hargraves who is described as a white male with brown hair, 6’2”, 220 pounds and has a tattoo of a family crest on his right arm (see attached images).

“Anyone with information contact the Sheriff’s Department at 304-291-7260, or leave private messages on the Sheriff’s Department Facebook page.”