THE family of missing Newbridge man Kyle Vaughan say the best present anyone can give them this Christmas is to know what has happened to him.

And his terminally ill mother says she just wants to bring his body home.

On December 30, Mary Vaughan will have endured two years of not knowing what happened to 25-year-old son Kyle after he disappeared in 2012.

His silver Peugeot 306 was found on the A467 between Risca and Crosskeys after a suspected collision. A murder investigation was since launched and two men were arrested on suspicion of murder and remain on police bail.

As the second anniversary of the disappearance approaches, mother Mrs Vaughan, 52, and cousin Lanie Ball, 28, said they want Kyle to “stay ticking in people’s minds”.

Mrs Vaughan, who does not know how long she has left to live after being diagnosed with liver cancer, said: “It doesn’t get easier but you still have hope.

“My greatest wish for Christmas is for his body to come to rest. I have terminal cancer but Kyle is what keeps me going.

“It’s like you wake up every day and it’s just going over the same things again, always waiting.

“I’m appealing to people. I know that, after two years, somebody’s bound to know something. To any one of them people who is involved, I would ask them how would their parents feel if they went missing?”

Kyle’s cousin, Miss Ball said the search to find Kyle is still active and ongoing. In October she ran the Cardiff half marathon and raised nearly £1,100 for charity the Severn Area Rescue Association which helped in the search for Kyle.

She said: “Christmas is always a tough time, not just because it is a time for family but because it’s the time of year when he went missing.

“It would mean everything for me and my family to have answers. That’s all we want, especially for my auntie who is ill.

“Obviously as time goes on it does get harder but as you see with lots of cases, it does get resolved.

“I would ask people to put themselves in our position if they know anything and if it was one of their family members they would want to know.”

Since Kyle’s disappearance, heartbroken Mrs Vaughan has told the Argus she has become so depressed she fell into a diabetic coma.

She was diagnosed with liver cancer a year after her son went missing, and just two years after battling, and recovering, from throat cancer.

She is leaving Newbridge on Saturday to travel to Devon for Christmas, because she said the pain means they cannot stay at home.

For two years detectives from Gwent Police major incident team, neighbourhood policing officers and forensic experts have been unable to find any trace of Kyle.

Specialist search officers initially combed the area around Newbridge at the time using search dogs. Less than two weeks after his disappearance, a murder inquiry was launched.

Gwent Police renewed their search for the Cwmcarn High School pupil, known as ‘Jabbers’ to his friends, in October last year.

A spokesperson for Gwent Police said the two men arrested in connection with his disappearance are still on bail.

Mrs Vaughan said: “After two years, my appeal still hasn’t stopped. Somebody must know something.”

Anyone with any information about Kyle’s disappearance is urged to call Gwent Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.