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UK HELEN BAILEY: Ian Stewart charged with wife's April 2016 murder *GUILTY*

Discussion in 'Europe: Crimes & Trials' started by Ladyslug, Apr 28, 2016.

  1. Ladyslug

    Ladyslug Bronze Member



    Family and friends have launched a fresh appeal to find children's author Helen Bailey who vanished more than two weeks ago.

    Police say her miniature daschund called Boris is also missing from her home in Royston, Hertfordshire, and she may have taken him with her.

    They are urging hotel and B&B owners to keep an eye out for the writer, who has links to the Northumberland and Kent areas.

    Mrs Bailey - best known for her books about fictional character Electra Brown - was last seen at around 2.45pm on 11 April, near her home.

    Edited by Imamazed to add pic and media link

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  2. MadgeS

    MadgeS Bronze Member

    hummm did she leave on her own or was she taken?
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  3. Imamazed

    Imamazed Lead Administrator Staff Member

    A few more articles on this case...


    Missing children's writer 'may have a lot of cash with her': Police say author had access to four-figure sum at her home fuelling theory she vanished deliberately

    Missing author Helen Bailey may have had a ‘large sum’ of cash when she disappeared from her home it emerged yesterday, fuelling the theory she could have vanished deliberately.

    The 51-year-old had access to a ‘four-figure sum’ at her house, the chief inspector investigating the case revealed.

    The money could allow Mrs Bailey to lie low for a considerable period of time if she wanted to.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...eory-vanished-deliberately.html#ixzz47B7OppdT
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    Author Helen Bailey's disappearance 'out of character'
    The 51-year-old, who wrote the Electra Brown series for teenagers, was last seen walking her dog near her home in Royston, Hertfordshire over a week ago.

    Friend Shelley Whitehead said: "We're very concerned. We feel desperate and very distraught."

    Police searched the Northumberland-born author's house earlier and said the the situation would be kept under review.


    Helen Bailey disappearance: Police investigate possible sightings

    Police searching for missing children's author Helen Bailey say there have been a number of possible sightings.
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  4. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    I wonder if something was upsetting her so she decided to take a little trip by herself. I feel better knowing that she has money and her fur baby with her. Sounds like she was planning on just being in seclusion for a while.
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  5. Imamazed

    Imamazed Lead Administrator Staff Member

    Yea, I got that impression too Kimster. It also said it was out of character for her to be missing this long, so I don't know...
  6. Ladyslug

    Ladyslug Bronze Member

  7. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Okay Helen. Please check in now! :praying:
  8. MadgeS

    MadgeS Bronze Member

    She imo would be easily recognized. where could she be?
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  9. MadgeS

    MadgeS Bronze Member

  10. Imamazed

    Imamazed Lead Administrator Staff Member


    Missing children's author 'had only just got engaged': Disclosure comes as neighbour claims he spotted her on Monday and police search nearby woodland

    A missing children's author who vanished ten days ago recently became engaged, it was claimed last night.

    The revelation came as a neighbour said he had spotted Helen Bailey on Monday morning with her dachshund Boris – also missing.

    The neighbour, who did not want to be named, said the writer was walking the route she often took with her dog 'sometime in the morning'.


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...n-s-author-disappeared-dog.html#ixzz47pqzHYVV
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  11. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Wait, what? Who else knew about the engagement?
  12. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Partner of missing author Helen Bailey makes heartfelt appeal for her to return home a month after she disappeared as her brother tells her: 'We will do anything you want us to - just tell us you're ok'

    The partner and brother of missing author Helen Bailey have pleaded for her to get in contact a month after she vanished.

    Ms Bailey, 51, who is best known for her Electra Brown and Daisy Davenport books for teenagers, disappeared from her home in Royston, Hertfordshire, after leaving a note saying she needed time alone.

    Police said there had been no sightings of Ms Bailey in four weeks, her bank account has not been accessed and her car was left at her home.

    Officers have carried out specialist searches of the area near to her £1.3 million home which she shares with Mr Stewart.

    Detectives say there her disappearance is 'perplexing' as there is very little evidence to show her mystery was pre-planned or spontaneous.

    MUCH MORE: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...appeared-brother-tells-want-just-tell-ok.html
  13. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    The mystifying disappearance of children's author Helen Bailey

    During a conversation that takes just over an hour, Ch Insp Julie Wheatley describes the disappearance of the children’s writer Helen Bailey as “unusual” 10 times, “perplexing” five times and “a mystery” three times. As she explains the lines of inquiry that the police have taken, without uncovering any trace of either Helen or her dachshund, Boris (who went missing at the same time), she apologises for circling around the same words over and again.

    “Can you see what I mean? It is quite perplexing. I use that word a lot. It is really perplexing,” she says, pushing her glasses to the top of her head and swivelling on her chair in frustration.

    It has been seven weeks since Bailey was last seen, walking her dog near her home in Hertfordshire. Her partner, Ian Stewart, called 101 in the evening on Friday 15 April to report that Helen had been missing since Monday.

    Wheatley says they are still pursuing the theory that she “made herself disappear” as their key line of investigation. The idea is fuelled by a passage in an article she wrote about the experience of being widowed, on her blog Planet Grief, where she recounts a desire to walk out on her first marriage and vanish. I “announced that I was going to disappear,” she wrote. “I’d seen a programme about people who just vanish to start a new life under a new identity, and bolting appealed to me.”

    “We have got nothing to say that Helen has come to harm; we have no suspicion of third-party involvement. Could she have just taken herself off and made herself disappear? Possibly. It’s really difficult to speculate … We have no sightings, no financial evidence; we’ve got nothing. It’s really, really unusual.”

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  15. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    When I saw this thread bumped, I was hopeful she'd been found. :vigil:
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  16. Ladyslug

    Ladyslug Bronze Member


    Police searching for missing children's author Helen Bailey have arrested a man on suspicion of murder.

    The 51-year-old writer, who created the Electra Brown series for teenagers, was last seen walking her dog near her home in Royston, Hertfordshire on 11 April.

    A man, 55, from Royston, is being questioned on suspicion of murder, disposing of a body and the theft of Ms Bailey's money.
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  17. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Oh crap! This is NOT what I thought could have happened! I thought she was taking a break!

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  18. Ladyslug

    Ladyslug Bronze Member

    Yeah the way it was reported really looked like she needed a break.
    The police must have found something for the arrest to happen.
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    Ladyslug Bronze Member

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    Kimster Director Staff Member

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