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Missing Corrie McKeague’s mother says she is ‘as strong as ever’ in her bid to find son

PUBLISHED: 15:19 23 January 2018 | UPDATED: 15:45 23 January 2018

Corrie McKeague's mother Nicola Urquhart. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

Corrie McKeague's mother Nicola Urquhart. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

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The mother of missing airman Corrie McKeague has said she has not given up the hope of finding her son and her determination in locating him is “as strong as ever.”

Corrie McKeague in a picture uploaded by his mother. Picture: CONTRIBUTEDCorrie McKeague in a picture uploaded by his mother. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

She issued the message this week, nearly two months after the search of part of the landfill site in Milton, in Cambridgeshire, for the 23-year-old RAF Honington gunner was concluded.

Corrie went missing after spending a night out in Bury St Edmunds, in September 2016, and there followed intensive searches for him including police scouring 6,500 tones of waste at the landfill site for 20 weeks as part of the £1.2 million investigation.

She paid tribute to her band of supporters and followers for their continued support and added: “I apologise for not answering everyone’s private messages. I am slowly trying to work my way through them all.

“I know it’s been very quiet recently, please be assured though that my determination to do everything I possibly can to find Corrie is still as strong as ever.

The Milton landfill site in Cambridgeshire was searched as part of the Corrie McKeague missing person investigation. Picture: GREGG BROWNThe Milton landfill site in Cambridgeshire was searched as part of the Corrie McKeague missing person investigation. Picture: GREGG BROWN

“I am using this time to go over all the information I have to see if there is anything that maybe the police or I didn’t feel relevant or important at the time but now may be.

“I have so many questions, some I understand I may never get answers to, but there are loads that can be, so I will concentrate on making sure I’ve not missed asking any.”

She made the comments to her followers on her Facebook site and added: “Just like the police I have gone back to the beginning and am testing every possible scenario I can think of and how we could prove it is or isn’t possible. The answer is out there. Just like Corrie is out there somewhere.

“So although I am quiet publicly just now I still desperately need you all so thank you from the bottom of my heart for remaining so positively determined.”

Police believe Corrie climbed into a waste bin in Bury St Edmunds and was taken away by a bin lorry.

The search of a landfill site at Milton restarted last October after a search there ended earlier in the year.

A Suffolk Constabulary spokesman said: “Police are continuing to investigate the disappearance of Corrie McKeague. This will involve re-examining the evidence relating to other theories to identify whether there is anything else that can be done to establish what could have happened to the RAF serviceman.

“We will ensure that all proportionate and relevant lines of enquiry have been completed, in order to be able to provide answers to the family and help them understand what may have happened to Corrie.

“Throughout the investigation police have remained open minded about what may have happened to Corrie. There is currently no evidence held in this investigation to suggest criminal involvement in Corrie’s disappearance.”

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