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  • Five people have been charged in connection with the false imprisonment, rape and murder of a 31-year-old father-of-one
  • Those arrested and charged included a woman and a 16-year-old boy
  • Authorities continue to investigate the case and have urged any witnesses to come forward with information

Five people, including a 16-year-old boy, have been arrested and charged in connection with the false imprisonment, rape and murder of a 31-year-old man in South Yorkshire, England.

Adam Clapham, of Rotherham, was found unresponsive on Spring Street in Rotherham on Sept. 19, BBC reported. He was pronounced dead at the scene. He is survived by a young daughter.

South Yorkshire Police said they had received calls about concerns for his welfare.

"Officers were called to reports of concern for a man at around 10:48 a.m. on Monday (Sept. 19) on Spring Street. Upon arrival, 31-year-old Adam Clapham, was found unresponsive and was sadly confirmed dead at the scene," an official statement from South Yorkshire Police read.

Police announced Saturday that a fifth person has been charged in connection with Clapham's death.

Last week, 31-year-old Robert Crookes, of no fixed address, 38-year-old Lynette Myers, of Hounsfield Crescent, Rotherham, and a 16-year-old boy who cannot be named for legal reasons were all charged with murder, false imprisonment, section 18 grievous bodily harm and oral rape, Birmingham Live reported.

Martin Shaw, 43, of Norfolk Street, Rotherham, was also charged with assisting an offender.

On Friday, Kieron Millar, 29, of Mount Pleasant Road, Rotherham, was charged with murder, section 18 grievous bodily harm, false imprisonment and causing a male to engage in sexual activity, police said.

Crookes, Myers, Shaw and the unidentified teen were all due to appear at Sheffield Magistrates' Court Thursday. Millar was due to appear in court Saturday morning, according to the force.

Police have not shared any details on the events leading up to Clapham's death and the motive. It is unknown if any of the suspects knew the victim.

"We continue to make progress and piece together the circumstances which have led to the tragic death of this young man," Chief Superintendent Laura Koscikiewicz, the district commander for Rotherham, said in a previous statement.

"We have been conducting several inquiries in the surrounding area and there are a small number of scenes in place as our investigations continue," the police chief added. "Officers remain in the area carrying out patrols. We understand incidents of this nature cause great concern among the local community, and we will remain in your neighborhoods over the coming days to provide additional reassurance to local residents."

Authorities are urging any witnesses to come forward with information related to the case. Anyone with information has been asked to contact the South Yorkshire force.

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