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UK CORRIE MCKEAGUE: RAF serviceman missing from Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk - 24 Sept 2016 - Age 23

Discussion in 'Europe: Missing & Unidentified' started by Ladyslug, Oct 3, 2016.

  1. Ladyslug

    Ladyslug Bronze Member



    Police have widened the search for a missing RAF serviceman.

    Corrie McKeague - based at RAF Honington - was last seen in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, over a week ago.

    A police helicopter and a team of 26 officers, search and rescue volunteers and RAF police have been searching the area between the base and the town.

    Police have released CCTV footage and photos of the clothes the 23-year-old wore on the night he was last seen - as his mother said she fears he may have been abducted.

    Nicola Urquhart told The Sunday Times the possibility of kidnap "has been mentioned by the police and it's not something they would rule out".

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    A bin lorry seized by detectives searching for a missing airman has been released, after it was found not to contain his lost phone.

    Police searched the lorry after finding its route matched the movements of Corrie Mckeague's mobile phone.

    Mr Mckeague, 23, based at RAF Honington in Suffolk, vanished after a night out in Bury St Edmunds 10 days ago.

    Police have appealed for anyone who has seen the Nokia Lumia 435 phone in a tattered black case to contact them.
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  6. Ladyslug

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    Detectives are keeping an open mind as to what may have happened to him, with a large number of enquiries being carried out to try to find him. At this stage nothing can be ruled out and police are still looking at whether Corrie attempted to walk home but wasn’t captured on CCTV, whether he may have willingly gone with someone else, perhaps in a vehicle, or that something else may have happened.

    There continues to be no evidence of criminality and nothing to indicate any third party involvement, however this continues to be subject to the ongoing investigation.

    With this in mind hundreds of hours of CCTV footage have already been viewed and officers have been out on the ground seeing if any further images can be gathered. There is not 100% coverage in the area and therefore police are broadening the search for CCTV images and continuing to view the footage already collected.
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  7. Ladyslug

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    The mother of an RAF airman who went missing more than three weeks ago has said she "absolutely" believes her son is still alive.

    Corrie Mckeague, 23, a gunner based at RAF Honington in Suffolk, vanished after a night out in Bury St Edmunds early in the morning of 24 September.

    His mother Nicola Urquhart told the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme:"Nobody can just disappear."

    She said it would be in character for Mr Mckeague to enter a stranger's car.

    Mobile phone data
    Mr Mckeague was last spotted on CCTV walking alone and eating takeaway food in Bury St Edmunds at 03:20 BST.

    A trace on his mobile phone showed it was in Bury St Edmunds early on 24 September but then moved to the Barton Mills area.

    Ms Urquhart said the phone data suggests this journey took 28 minutes, which is "how long it would take to drive [between the two places]".
  8. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Does she have any idea why he would disappear, I wonder? Was he unhappy in the RAF?
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  9. MarlyWings

    MarlyWings Retired Staff

    Cops hunting for RAF man Corrie McKeague searching for men he met in takeaway on night he vanished

    22nd October 2016

    Police have also released CCTV of last sighting of missing RAF man who vanished four weeks ago

    COPS working to trace missing RAF gunner Corrie McKeague, who mysteriously vanished while on a night out, are desperately trying to track down a group of people who saw him just before he disappeared.

    Corrie, based at RAF Honington in Suffolk, bought food from Pizza Mama Mia in Bury St Edmunds between 1.15am and 1.30am on the night he went missing.

    While he was in the takeaway he sat with a group of people who have not yet been traced.

    The group included a man who is described as black and wore a distinctive black T-shirt with 'Death', the Roman numerals 'LXXVIII' and the number '78' in large white letters on the back and a white motif on the front.

    He appears to be shorter than Corrie, less than around 5ft 10ins tall, and had short dark hair.

    He leaves the takeaway with Corrie, before Corrie is seen on CCTV walking away on his own.

    There is no suggestion there was any contact after this, but officers are asking the group and the man who spoke with Corrie to come forward as potential witnesses.

    Yesterday, specialist RAF search teams joined searches of wooded areas on possible routes Corrie may have used in a bid to walk home, four weeks ago.

    Footage shows Corrie walking through Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, at 3.25am on the morning he disappeared.

    There have been no reported sightings of Corrie since this time.

    An abandoned white van was briefly investigated in connection with the case this week, but police have since dismissed it from the investigation.

    Corrie's mum, Nicola Urquhart, appeared on ITV's Good Morning Britain earlier this week, and said she believed her son was alive and pleaded for anyone who can help locate him to come forward.

    It is three weeks since Corrie, 23, left his RAF base in Honington, Suffolk, and vanished on a night out with pals in Bury St Edmunds sparking a huge manhunt.

    His disappearance is as baffling as it is worrying, with one RAF source saying it was “as if he has been abducted by aliens”.

    But, asked is she had believed her son was alive Nicola told Good Morning Britain: “Yes, yes I do.”

    CCTV footage captured Corrie's last known moments walking through Bury St Edmunds at about 3.20am on September 24.

    He had told at least one person that he planned to walk the 10 miles back to RAF Honnington, but police have not been able to find CCTV images of him leaving the town.

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    His disappearance was reported when he did not turn up for work on the following Monday morning.

    So out of character was it that the RAF immediately reported him to police as a missing person, rather than filing him as awol.

    Police know from phone records that Corrie had his Nokia Lumia 435 handset on him at 3am as he sent a picture to his friend.

    His phone remained in Bury St Edmunds until around 4am, according to signal records, and can be traced moving 14 miles away to Barton Mills, near the RAF base at Mildenhall, at a speed which suggests it must have been in a vehicle.

    A private bin lorry heading that way at the time was traced but there was no sign of Corrie’s Nokia, or its frayed black case.

    Officers admitted he could have jumped on the back of the lorry to hitch a lift and could have injured himself when jumping off to complete his journey on foot.

    It is equally possible he could have willingly, or unwillingly, got in another vehicle which is why, so far, he has not been spotted on CCTV leaving the town on foot.

    His family believe it is possible someone stole or picked up his phone and threw it away after realising it was of little value.

    Either way, the device was disconnected from its network in the area at around 8am.

    If Corrie did accept a lift, Barton Mills would not have been an obvious destination, while the most direct route to Honington on foot would have been on an A-road and country lane.

    That leaves the possibility he could have been hit by a car or fallen into one of the many waterways along the route. So far, a search        operation involving police helicopters, dogs, RAF personnel and the Suffolk Lowland Search and Rescue team has failed to find any sign of him.

    Police are continuing to ask local residents, businesses and landowners across the Bury St Edmunds, Barton Mills and Honington area to check any outbuildings and property in the ongoing bid to find Corrie.

    Police are keen to speak to anyone who was in Bury St Edmunds on the night of September 23/24. Anyone with information that may assist is urged to call the Suffolk Police incident room on 01473 782019.

  16. MarlyWings

    MarlyWings Retired Staff

    Corrie was wearing a pink shirt, white trousers, tan/black/white boots.

    Anyone seeing him wearing that shirt surely would have recognised him.
  17. MarlyWings

    MarlyWings Retired Staff

    Those people, especially the black man, need to contact police. Someone would surely remember that black t-shirt also.
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  19. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Cases like this are so difficult. I don't even know where to start. I hope LE has a lot of solid clues they are keeping under their vest.
  20. MarlyWings

    MarlyWings Retired Staff

    Possible sighting of missing RAF serviceman Corrie McKeague

    25 October 2016

    An RAF serviceman who has been missing for a month may have been spotted heading towards his base, police said.

    The last confirmed sighting of Corrie McKeague, 23, was in the early hours of September 24 after he had been with friends on a night out in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

    Now Suffolk Police said they have received a report of possible sighting of Mr McKeague near the Hollow Road industrial estate, heading towards RAF Honington.

    Officers were called by a man who told them he had been driving in the area when he spotted a man in light clothing at the back of a sugar beet factory at around 4.20am.

    A Suffolk Police spokesman said: "Police are currently working to see if this can be confirmed as Corrie, however (we) are continuing to ask anyone who may have seen him anywhere in the area in the early hours of Saturday to come forward"

    CCTV footage showed Mr McKeague walking alone and eating fast food in Brentgovel Street at 3.25am.

    Mr McKeague, who had the weekend off, was reported missing on the following Monday, September 26, after he failed to turn up at RAF Honington.

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