Police searching for a missing teacher from Durham say they have not given up hope but the possibility of finding him is “obviously decreasing”.
Mark Bushnell disappeared on the morning of Sunday 9 March after he left the family home to look for a laundrette.
The 50-year-old father of three is deputy head at the independent Durham School in the city.
Chief Constable Mike Barton, from Durham Police, told ITV News Tyne Tees: "The longer that this goes on, the more that our optimism will recede".
Members of the public can contact Durham Police by calling 101.