September 24th marks a year since RAF gunner Corrie McKeague went missing after a night out in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. McKeague’s mother, Nicola Urguhart, plans to take to the town where her son went missing and retrace his last steps as an attempt to find new information.
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The Airman had been serving at RAF Honington when he went out for the evening, and after leaving a nightclub was seen entering a bin loading bay known as the ‘Horse Shoe’ in Bury St Edmunds.
After tracking the last location of McKeague’s mobile phone to a landfill site in Milton, Cambridgeshire, Police searched for the site for 20 weeks in attempt to find evidence that the missing Gunner was moved there just hours after he was last sighted. It was reported that Corrie’s father, Martin McKeague, continued to search the site after police ceased their operation on the landfill in July.
Nicola Urguhart has offered a £50,000 reward for information about her son’s disappearance (on behalf of Suffolk businessman Colin Davey). The was withdrawn early in 2017 due to a lack of new information but was re issued last month. You can read more about the reward here.
Now, Urguhart hopes that walking the route McKeague took through town on 24th September 2016 may help progress in the search for her son. She said:
“As the investigation continues, we would like to do something positive especially on this day, to assist the police in trying to find Corrie.
“So many of you kind people have sent us private messages offering suggestions of various things we could do on this day.
“Now is not the time to give up and sit quietly somewhere to remember Corrie. Information is what will find Corrie, we desperately need you for this.
“Myself, Makeyan, Darroch and Tony will be on Langton Place, Bury St Edmunds (near So Bar, which is where Corrie started his night out) throughout the day/evening.
“Where we will be happy to walk you all the route that Corrie took that night ending at the horseshoe area, while explaining all the facts that we have to date.
“This is being done in the hope that we may jog someone’s memory that may have been out that night or has heard something since, or that after seeing the route and hearing the facts, may ask a question we have not thought of yet.”
Suffolk Police say that still believe that Corrie’s remains are on a landfill site at Milton, Cambridgeshire. A website has been set up at www.findcorrie.co.uk which includes updates from the police and Corrie’s family.