Graffiti artist, 18, who had rape claim against him dropped went missing from drug-fuelled rave in quarry and killed himself in woodland just weeks after ‘chance meeting’ with accuser
- Frantisek Morris, 18, went missing on May 2 and sparked a month-long search
- He had attended a rave at a disused quarry in Waunfawr the previous night
- His body was found on June 3 at Caerhun on the outskirts of Bangor
- An inquest heard he had been accused of rape around nine months before
- The allegation was brought up by people at the rave in Waunfawr, inquest heard
- Police officer said there had been a ‘chance meeting’ between Mr Morris and the accuser weeks before the rave – and they were ‘seen to shake hands’
Frankie Morris, 18, vanished after going to a rave party at a disused quarry
A teenager who had a rape claim dropped against him took his own life weeks after a ‘chance meeting’ with his accuser, an inquest heard.
Frantisek Morris, 18, went missing on May 2 and sparked a month-long search by North Wales Police as divers scoured a local river in an effort to trace him.
He had attended a rave at a disused quarry in Waunfawr, near Snowdonia National Park, the night before his disappearance.
His body was found on June 3 at Caerhun on the outskirts of Bangor after police were called by a member of the public.
An inquest heard Mr Morris had been accused of rape around nine months before his disappearance – but no further action was taken by police.
The allegation was brought up by people at the rave in Waunfawr near Snowdonia National Park – and may have ‘troubled his mind.’
Detective Inspector Lee Boycott said Frankie was never spoken to by police officers over the alleged incident.
He said: ‘The accusation was eight to nine months prior but people had mentioned the alleged rape to Frankie during the rave.’
DI Boycott said there had been a ‘chance meeting’ between Frankie and the accuser weeks before the rave – and they were ‘seen to shake hands.’
The inquest heard he believed ‘any bad feeling had subsided’ between the pair.
Mr Morris’s brother Robin said his sibling had told him he felt suicidal around a month before he disappeared.
His body was found on June 3 at Caerhun on the outskirts of Bangor after police were called by a member of the public
He said: ‘Frankie was not known for being the most socially confident but he had a lot of friends. He was a happy person. He had been working with me and had a positive mindset.
‘One day he told me he felt suicidal, like he was not getting anywhere in life, but to me, he seemed OK and not depressed.’
Toxicology reports found Frankie had taken cocaine before his death. Witnesses also reported seeing him take ketamine at the rave.
His mother Alice Morris described Frankie as ‘generous, sincere and honest’ with a ‘good sense of humour’.
His dad James Morris added his son, of Llandegfan, Anglesey, was ‘a lovely young person with a good heart’.
Acting senior coroner Katie Sutherland concluded Frankie, full name Frantisek Morris, intended to take his own life.
Frantisek ‘Frankie’ Morris, 18, from Llandegfan, Anglesey, who went missing on 2 May 2021
She said: ‘There is evidence surrounding a rape allegation and conversations at the rave, no further police action was taken but this may have troubled his mind.
‘I am satisfied that Frankie intended death to be the consequence of his actions.’
In a dedicated Facebook group set up to help share information about his whereabouts, Mr Morris’s mother Alice said she feared something bad happened to him.
The post, which was shared with the groups 3,800 members, said: ‘I know Frankie so well and I also know his lifestyle.
‘I do think that he visited one of his friends in Bangor and something bad probably happened to him there.
‘I have been asking the police to investigate the people who he knows in Bangor and go to their houses to check but the response seems to me to be a bit slow.
‘I think they should make it a priority to investigate all his friends in Bangor.’
An urgent plea was shared by police investigating the disappearance, asking the public to check CCTV and dashcam footage in the Bangor and Caerhun areas of North Wales for any signs of the 18-year-old.
A GoFundMe page to help provide funds for Frankie’s family has now raised close to £7,500.
Confidential support is offered by the Samaritans on 116 123.
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