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Thread: Renewed appeal in hunt for missing RAF serviceman Corrie McKeague

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    Default Renewed appeal in hunt for missing RAF serviceman Corrie McKeague

    Corrie McKeague

    Police are renewing appeals to trace the small number of people seen on CCTV on the morning of Corrie McKeague’s disappearance who have not yet been identified.
    Officers combing through CCTV have located images of individuals, who are believed to potentially be the same people shown in the grainy images previously released, who are still to be identified.
    As before all of the images show individuals in Bury St Edmunds town centre between 3.15am and 5.20am, close to the time of the last confirmed sighting of Corrie at 3.25am on Saturday 24 September.
    Following previous appeals the vast majority of those in the area sought from CCTV have been identified, traced and spoken to by police officers, but there remain a small number who have not yet been identified.
    All of those pictured are potential witnesses who may have information that can assist and detectives are asking them or anyone who knows who they are to get in touch.
    Police are still finding people who have not be in touch even though they may have information that could help and are continuing to ask anyone who was there to come forward.
    Officers would also like to thank all those who have called in or viewed images at the pod in Bury and given names, and this information continues to be followed up.
    Detective Superintendent Katie Elliott said; “Our extensive enquiries are ongoing with continuing CCTV analysis, searches and background work looking into all aspects of Corrie’s life.
    “As part of our ongoing work to find him, the police team have trawled through over 1,000 hours of CCTV footage to search for any images of Corrie but also to identify all of those who were in the vicinity around the time of the last confirmed sighting to see if there’s anything they may be able to tell us that may help. It remains important that we identify everyone who was in the area of the ‘horseshoe’ in the early hours of Saturday 24 September, as someone could, unknowingly, hold a clue that can help us find Corrie.
    “It should be stressed that these are just potential witnesses and it’s possible they may not be aware that they may be able to assist. We need to identify all those on the released images as we are trying to rule out all possibilities and therefore we do need to speak to you.”
    Anyone with information should contact the incident room on 01473 782019. Alternatively you can use the non-emergency police number 101.
    The CCTV images below;
    (Images are also available in the gallery at the very bottom of this page.)
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    CCTV image 8 (Please note that it is just the cyclist that needs to be identified):
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    Corrie Mckeague: Missing airman 'due to become a father'

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-38559686
    9 January 2017

    From the section Suffolk




    Image copyright April Oliver Image caption Miss Oliver and Mr Mckeague had been together for about five months before he disappeared


    Missing RAF serviceman Corrie Mckeague is due to become a father, his girlfriend has told the BBC.
    Mr Mckeague, from Fife, vanished after a night out in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, on 24 September.
    April Oliver, 21, had been in a relationship with the 23-year-old, who is based at nearby RAF Honington.
    Ms Oliver, who discovered she was expecting his child two weeks after his disappearance, said: "I've had to make a massive decision by myself."
    Live updates on this and other Suffolk news
    Corrie Mckeague: What do we know about his disappearance?
    "I was hoping and praying that he'd come back so we could make the decision together," personal trainer Miss Oliver, from Norfolk, added.
    Mr Mckeague did not know his girlfriend was expecting before he vanished. She discovered the news in October.








    Media captionApril Oliver with her missing boyfriend Corrie Mckeague Image caption The baby is due in late spring/early summer The pair, who met via a dating site, had been together for about five months before Mr Mckeague went missing.
    Miss Oliver described him as an "absolute gentleman".
    "He's just the sweetest and most outgoing person I've ever known," she told BBC Look East.
    "There is nothing I would love more than for him to walk through the door and say 'I'm back'."




    Image caption April Oliver discovered she was pregnant with Corrie Mckeague's baby just weeks after he went missing Miss Oliver said she was on holiday in America when Mr Mckeague went missing, but returned to the UK as soon as she heard the news.
    "I was concerned," she added. "I knew it was out of character. I was quite worried."
    She said she decided to speak about her pregnancy so that she could focus on looking after herself and her baby without any intrusion.
    "Most people only tell their close friends but I'm faced with a decision where I need to tell near enough the whole UK.
    "It's hard and it's going to add another level of stress I don't really need but it's something that has to be done," said Miss Oliver.



    Image caption Nicola Urquhart said she was balancing the joy of becoming a grandmother with the continued uncertainty of her son's whereabouts Mr Mckeague's mother, Nicola Urquhart, went with Miss Oliver for the scan.
    She said: "It's incredibly difficult to bounce my head from the excitement of a new baby to what we're actually trying to focus on, which is finding Corrie."
    Mr Mckeague, from Dunfermline, was last seen on CCTV walking alone in Bury St Edmunds at 03:24 BST.
    A team of private investigators, paid for by online crowdfunding, began inquiries on behalf of the family to complement the Suffolk Police investigation on Friday.



    Image copyright Suffolk Constabulary Image caption Corrie Mckeague was last seen at about 03:20 BST on 24 September


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    Scary. It reminds me of a disappearance that happened in the US several years ago. A college student disappeared after visiting a bar one night. They had all sorts of video surveillance in the area, but I don't think they ever figured out what happened to her.

    I hope they get some answers for this man's family.

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    Unrelated to story: cold shoulder tops need to die.
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    Missing RAF airman Corrie McKeague, 23, who vanished after night out in 2016 'died in the back of dustbin lorry after climbing into Greggs industrial bin while drunk' inquest hears

    By Emer Scully For Mailonline 14:38, 13 Nov 2020 , updated 17:20, 13 Nov 2020


    Corrie McKeague, 23, disappeared in Bury St Edmund's, Suffolk, after a night out with friends in 2016
    Police spent 137 days on a £2million search operation of two waste sites but never found his body
    It is feared that he may have sheltered in a rubbish bin which was then dumped in the early hours
    His mother, Nicola Urquhart, has long campaigned for a formal inquest which was opened this afternoon

    Missing RAF airman Corrie McKeague is believed to have died in the back of a dustbin lorry after climbing into a Greggs industrial bin while drunk, an inquest has heard.
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    Mr McKeague, of Dunfermline, Fife, was 23 when he vanished in the early hours of September 24, 2016 after a night out in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

    No trace of him has been found but Suffolk's senior coroner, Nigel Parsley, said Mr McKeague 'died in the Suffolk jurisdiction in September 2016'.

    The hearing in Ipswich was opened and adjourned on Friday.

    Marina Ericson, Temporary Chief Superintendent of Suffolk Police, told the hearing it is believed that Mr McKeague climbed into a bin which was emptied into a waste lorry where he subsequently died.

    She said Mr McKeague drove into Bury St Edmunds on the evening of Friday, September 23, 2016, and met up with RAF colleagues to go drinking and socialising.

    'Witnesses state that Corrie consumed so much alcohol through the evening that he became very drunk and was asked to leave Flex nightclub,' she said. 'Witnesses also described him as being happy and friendly throughout the evening.'

    The inquest opening marks the end stages of an extraordinary tale which saw police launch a full-scale murder investigation with officers wading through two rubbish dumps in an operation that cost more than £2million.

    Now, four years after Mr McKeague disappeared, suspicions that he died after falling asleep in a wheelie bin look set to be confirmed.


    Mr McKeague was last seen alive at 3.25am on Saturday, September 24, 2016. CCTV footage showed him entering a horseshoe-shaped area in Brentgovel Street, behind a Superdrug and a Greggs shop, where there are several industrial waste bins

    Ms Ericson said a Biffa waste lorry emptied the Greggs bin at 4.19am, and the bin was recorded as weighing 116kg (18st 3lb).
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    This was around 70kg to 80kg (12st 8lb) more than its average weight,' she said.

    'Corrie's mobile phone, having connected to the internet, provided a signal from this point which mapped the movements of the waste lorry to the Barton Mills roundabout.


    'At that point, the mobile service provider lost the signal.'

    Mr McKeague was reported missing at 3.42pm on Monday September 26 by colleagues at RAF Honington.

    Ms Ericson went on: 'Despite an extensive police-led investigation and search, there has been no proof of life since the last sighting of Corrie at 3.25am on Saturday September 24 2016.

    'It is believed that Corrie, having climbed into the Greggs waste bin located in the area of the horseshoe in Brentgovel Street, was in the bin when it was emptied into the Biffa waste lorry and this is where he subsequently died.'

    The coroner said: 'On the basis of the evidence I've heard I will open an inquest into Corrie's tragic death.'

    A pre-inquest review hearing will take place on February 5.

    At this hearing, consideration will be given to witnesses and the length and date of the full inquest hearing.

    Mr McKeague's mother, Nicola Urquhart, listened to proceedings remotely, while his father, Martin McKeague, and his wife, Trisha, attended the hearing in person after driving down from their home in Scotland.

    Ms Urquhart previously said she had asked for an inquest for her son and was 'extremely hopeful that this will give us answers'.

    Martin McKeague said after Friday's hearing: 'This will put the truth out to the public.

    'There's no mystery. We're not finding out any new news here.'

    He said his son went into the bin, adding: 'The facts and evidence that we've been presented with tell us that's what happened to him.'

    Despite a multi-million pound search operation which included two landfill sites the serviceman's body has never been found. A Find Corrie page run on Facebook by his policewoman mother has 106,000 followers.

    Chief Supt Marina Ericson, the county policing commander for Suffolk, gave a statement on behalf of Operation Phonetic which she described as 'the investigation into the disappearance and subsequent death of Corrie McKeague.'
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    She said: 'Corrie was born on 16th September 1993 in Scotland. He was one of three boys, his family consisting of his mother Nicola Urquhart, his father Martin McKeague and his two brothers, Darroch and Makeyan.

    'Corrie had served in the RAF for three years, and at the time of his death was based in RAF Honington, Suffolk.

    'On the evening of Friday 23rd September 2016, Corrie drove his car into Bury St Edmunds where he subsequently met up with some of his RAF colleagues to go drinking and socialising.

    'Witnesses state that Corrie consumed so much alcohol during the evening, he became very drunk and was asked to leave Flex nightclub. Witnesses also described him as being happy and friendly throughout the night.

    'At 03.25 hrs Corrie entered a 'horseshoe' shaped area in Brentgovel Street behind Superdrug and Greggs the bakers. Located in the area are several industrial waste bins. 03.25 hrs was the last time Corrie was seen and known to be alive.

    'A Biffa waste lorry, making its waste collections, drove into this area at 04.19hrs and emptied the Greggs waste bin. The bin weighed 116kg, approximately 70-80kg more than its average

    'Corrie's mobile phone, having connected to the internet, provided a signal, which from this point, mapped the movements of the waste lorry to the Barton Mills roundabout. At that point the mobile service provider lost the signal.

    'At 15.42 hrs on Monday 26th September, Corrie was reported missing by his colleagues at RAF Honington.

    'Despite an extensive police-led investigation and search, there has been no proof of life since the last sighting of Corrie at 03.25hrs on Saturday 24th September, 2016.

    'It is believed that Corrie having climbed into the Greggs waste bin located in the area of the 'Horseshoe', Brentogvel Street, was in the bin when it was emptied into the Biffa waste lorry, and this is where he subsequently died.'


    Suffolk senior coroner Nigel Parsley described the death of Mr McKeague as 'tragic'.

    He added: 'I would like to pass my sincere condolences to Corrie's parents Nicola and Martin and the rest of his family and friends who lost him in such tragic circumstances.
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    'On the basis of the evidence I have heard, I will open the inquest into Corrie's tragic death.'


    Mr Parsley adjourned the inquest to a pre-inquest hearing on February 5 next year which will discuss the evidence to be admitted and the witnesses required.

    Mr McKeague said after the hearing that he believed his son had died after going into the bin lorry, and dismissed the numerous theories surrounding his disappearance.

    He said: 'I want to put the truth out to the public. There is no mystery. The evidence that we have been presented with by the police is what happened to him. I want everyone to get to know the truth.'

    Mr McKeague added that he and the police had wanted the full inquest to have been held in 2018.

    Police carried out two searches of a 120 acre landfill site at Milton, Cambridgeshire, over 27 weeks in 2017, but found no sign of Mr McKeague's body after sifting through 9,000 tons of rubbish.

    Mr McKeague was last seen asleep in a shop doorway on the night he disappeared after picking up a takeaway. CCTV later showed him walking towards the area containing the Greggs bin.

    Police quickly realised that the movement of his mobile phone signal matched that of the bin lorry which had picked up the contents of the bin.

    The signal stopped when the lorry reached the Barton Mills area 14 miles away.

    The rubbish was taken to a transfer station at Red Lodge. Records suggest it then went to the Milton landfill site, but police have not discounted it being taken elsewhere.

    The lorry was impounded, but no forensic clues linking it to Mr McKeague were found. CCTV cameras also failed to capture images of him leaving the bin area on foot.

    Bin lorry operator Biffa initially wrongly stated that records showed the wheelie bin behind Greggs had only contained around 11kgs of waste.

    Officers repeatedly asked for the calculation to be checked and Biffa later admitted that it had made a mistake and the bin contained 116kgs - enough to include a body.

    Mr McKeague's girlfriend April Oliver, then 21, found out that she was pregnant with his child after he disappeared and later gave birth to his daughter Ellie-Louise.


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    Who decides to get inside a bin just by himself? Doesn't it sound like a prank someone might pull on a very drunk person only to have it go terribly wrong? It's just such a ridiculous way to die
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    I call shenanigans. Murders of military members always are more problematic because of the red tape the government makes you go through. Federal trumps local jurisdiction more often than not, at least here in America. Maybe UK is different, Novice?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BITTER View Post
    I call shenanigans. Murders of military members always are more problematic because of the red tape the government makes you go through. Federal trumps local jurisdiction more often than not, at least here in America. Maybe UK is different, Novice?
    If he was murdered on a military base it might/probably be a military (federal) matter. But we don't have local & federal in the same way.
    Our federal investigation services are more for national threats (terrorism, cross-county/multi-national drug running, etc).
    This guy died in a local area - there was CCTV on the entrance to the site, The dumpsters don't have side doors like some of the US ones they are more like triple wheelie bins /domestic trash cans. They are at least 4ft high not that easy to climb in to.
    My local garbage men has some manual handling of the trash cans so didn't they do this in this case? Commercial trash cans have a lock on them which also raises questions......
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    A coverup of some sort.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yanna View Post
    Who decides to get inside a bin just by himself? Doesn't it sound like a prank someone might pull on a very drunk person only to have it go terribly wrong? It's just such a ridiculous way to die
    The average young, stupid and very, very drunk British male who'll think it'll be a bloody funny story to regale the lads with afterwards. I've known prime examples of the species to fall asleep in bushes, on grass verges, a stranger's front porch, a waltzer ride at a fairground after its been shut down for the night (yes I'm looking at you, Bloke...). A primal stupidity takes over that can be hard to understand once they've had enough booze.
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    Coverup of what? That his stupid behaviour involved other drunk stupid people? Why are they wasting millions of £ to find out exactly how he accidentally died through drunken stupidity?
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    I thought it was to find the body but .. just think how much has been on helping the McCanns cover up Madeleine's accidental overdose?!?
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    I don't think he was murdered. I think it was as simple as him being drunk and climbing into the bin
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