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UK CLAUDIA LAWRENCE: Missing from York, England - 19 March 2009 - Age 35

Discussion in 'Europe: Missing & Unidentified' started by Kimster, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Four men arrested over the murder of missing chef Claudia Lawrence will not face any charges.

    The men, who are all in their 50s and from the York area, were arrested last year.

    Miss Lawrence, 35, disappeared after leaving her house on Heworth Road in York on 19 March in 2009.

    North Yorkshire Police said the decision not to charge the four men had been taken by the Crown Prosecution Service.

    The arrests - made in March and April of last year - came after a review of the initial investigation into Miss Lawrence's disappearance was launched in 2013.

    Det Supt Dai Malyn, who led the review, said he believed the investigation had been "compromised by the reluctance of some, and refusal of others, to co-operate with police inquiries".


    The CPS will not charge four men who were being investigated over the murder of Claudia Lawrence.

    Ms Lawrence has been missing for seven years this month having disappeared on 18 March 2009.

    The 35-year-old was reported missing by her father the following day when she failed to turn up for her 6am shift as a cook at York University.


  2. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

  3. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

  4. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Nearly seven years on since the 35-year-old University of York chef went missing, the lack of data, CCTV and other evidence from the time have frustrated the efforts of review team.

    In the view of the experienced detective who led the review, the investigation has ultimately been compromised by the reluctance of some, and refusal of others, to co-operate with police enquiries.

    Det Supt Dai Malyn's comments come after the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) decided not bring charges against four men who were arrested last year as a result of the review's work on suspicion of Claudia's murder.

    Claudia's disappearance - at some point overnight between 18 and 19 March 2009 - sparked a major enquiry by North Yorkshire Police. Det Supt Malyn, the head of North Yorkshire Police's Major Crime Unit, began a review of that original investigation in the autumn of 2013.

    Having thoroughly examined the case, he said he was now sure that there are a number of people who know what happened to Claudia but who have refused, for whatever reason, to come forward.

    And he believes a man pictured by a CCTV camera walking near to Claudia's house at the time of her disappearance "remains the most important person to trace".

    He said: "I am sure that there are some people who know, or who have very strong suspicions about, what happened to Claudia. For whatever reason, they have either refused to come forward, or have been economic with the truth.

    "I am left with the inescapable conclusion that this case could still be solved if only people were honest with us. The fact that they are not is agonising for Claudia's family and they should be ashamed of themselves.
  5. Ladyslug

    Ladyslug Bronze Member

    I followed this case loads when it happened but there alaways seemed to be so little for the police to go on.
    I was hopeful her family would finally get some answers when the arrests happened but looks like its not gonna happen
  6. spike

    spike Bronze Member

    Could there be a link to crime families or "higher ups"?

    I ask this because it is as if people have fear of coming forward.
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  7. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    The father of missing chef Claudia Lawrence has said he is "disappointed" four men arrested in connection with the case will not to be prosecuted.

    North Yorkshire Police confirmed on Tuesday the Crown Prosecution Service would not be charging the men.

    Miss Lawrence, 35, disappeared after leaving her house on Heworth Road in York on 19 March in 2009.

    Peter Lawrence said he remained hopeful someone would still come forward with information.

    "I am disappointed that after such a long and expensive police investigation into Claudia's disappearance and possible murder no-one is to be prosecuted," he said.

    "However, prosecution and even conviction would not bring Claudia back to us and may well not have resulted in revealing where she is buried, if she was murdered.

    "Someone knows what happened on that day seven years ago and they should now come forward to tell us where our darling daughter, and Ali's loving sister, is.

    "I have always said that the not knowing is the hardest thing for the family to bear."

    The four men, who are all in their 50s and from the York area, were arrested in March and April of last year as part of a review of the initial investigation into the case.

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  8. DaisyChains

    DaisyChains Bronze Member

    all of the men are middle aged? wth? did she know them? just saying im around her age and wouldn't be hanging with 4 50+ dudes and im an old soul at that.

    something's rotten in Denmark.
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  9. Lily

    Lily Bronze Member

    25 September 2016

    The disappearance of chef Claudia Lawrence fits double murderer Christopher Halliwell's "pattern of behaviour", the senior detective who brought him to justice has said.

    Former Det Supt Steve Fulcher caught the 52-year-old following the abduction of Sian O'Callaghan from outside a nightclub in Swindon in March 2011.

    The taxi driver would go on to confess to murdering both O'Callaghan and another woman, Becky Godden, and now Mr Fulcher believes Halliwell's links to the area where Miss Lawrence vanished should be investigated.


    Halliwell thread here:

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    Lily Bronze Member

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  11. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Father of missing Claudia Lawrence hopes missing people's choir can win Britain's Got Talent

    The father of the missing chef Claudia Lawrence from York has urged viewers to carry the Missing People Choir to Britain's Got Talent victory in the hope the £250,000 prize will help reunite their families.

    Peter Lawrence is among an ensemble of missing people's relatives who moved the judges and audience to tears during their first appearance on the programme.

    The judges heard a rendition of I Miss You, a song penned by Peter Bozell, whose son Lee went missing nearly 30 years ago. The piece also includes lyrics written by schoolgirl Alice Goss, who was murdered in 2014 aged 14.

    Anybody who recognises someone who is missing from the choir's performance is being asked to call the Missing People's free 24-hour helpline on 116 000 or to visit the Missing People website for more information.


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  12. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

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  13. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    The father of Claudia Lawrence, a chef who has been missing since 2009, has said he is "delighted" that a new law to help the families of missing people has cleared Parliament.

    "Claudia's Law" will allow a missing person's relatives to look after financial affairs and property on their behalf after they have been gone for more than 90 days.

    Peter Lawrence said the law was a fitting tribute to his beloved daughter, who disappeared on her way to work at the University of York eight years ago.

    The 70-year-old said he had been astonished to discover there was no legal provision for families to look after the finances of their missing loved ones.

    The retired solicitor estimates the Guardianship (Missing Persons) Bill could help 2,500 families.

    He said: "I'm delighted - it's wonderful. It's been six years since we started trying to do this.

    "It will take away so many of the worries you have. You are still dealing with the emotional impact of someone being missing without having to deal with this on top of it."

  14. Jay

    Jay Well-Known Member

    So pleased this Bill has been successful. This is no mean feat! Meanwhile this courageous man is no nearer to bringing his daughter home. It's not like he's baying for blood - an anonymous tip to bring her home is all.
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  15. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Have you been following this case? Do you have any thoughts as to what you think happened to Claudia?
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  16. Jay

    Jay Well-Known Member

    I think she disturbed burglars in her home.Thats the only way I could link these middle aged men to her (career criminals/junkies). The police have been so tight lipped, apart from saying they think its people close to her!So who are these men then? Whoever they are, its seems they're off the hook,for now.
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  17. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Which is a travesty because it's been so darn long! I hate it when these kinds of creeps are still out there. Victimizing other people, probably.
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  18. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Police search for missing chef Claudia Lawrence suffers another setback as DNA tests draw a blank

    THE search for missing Claudia Lawrence has suffered another setback.

    DNA tests on samples found in her home and car have drawn a blank.

    Cops used revolutionary familial testing to try to identify similar profiles.

    North Yorkshire Police were conducting a review into the original probe.


    Claudia Lawrence: DNA trawl for missing chef case suspect fails

    A UK-wide attempt by police using DNA to identify a suspect in the case of missing chef Claudia Lawrence has failed.

    Detectives travelled across the country trying to match up the sample taken from Miss Lawrence's car.

    York chef Claudia, then 35, disappeared on her way to work in March 2009. Officers believe she was murdered.

    The DNA sample was found on a cigarette in her car, which was in a garage being repaired when she vanished.

    North Yorkshire Police officers had hoped to find a "familial DNA" match that would lead them to a suspect, but they have drawn a blank.

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  19. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    The DNA didn't have enough particulars, or it just didn't match on any genealogy sites?
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  20. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Father of woman missing for 10 years urges Libby Squire’s parents to ‘keep up hope’

    The parents of missing woman Libby Squire have been told to ‘keep up hope’ by a man whose daughter disappeared ten years ago.

    Peter Lawrence’s daughter Claudia, 35, went missing in York on March 18, 2009.

    Police believe she was murdered but her body was never found.

    Asked if he had a message for the student’s parents, Mr Lawrence said: ‘Keep up hope at this stage.

    ‘It’s only a month, that’s bad enough, but you’ve got to keep hope.’

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