Millionaire Suffolk businessman behind Corrie McKeague reward says he won’t give up the search for answers
PUBLISHED: 09:49 18 December 2017 | UPDATED: 09:49 18 December 2017
“We need to find out what has happened to Corrie McKeague.”
These are the words of Suffolk millionaire businessman Colin Davey who has doubled his reward for information about the disappearance of RAF serviceman Corrie McKeague.
Mr Davey, from Coney Weston, near Bury St Edmunds, first put up a £50,000 reward in December 2016, before withdrawing it in February this year because it had not led to any clues.
The businessman, who used to own Flex nightclub in Bury St Edmunds, where Corrie was drinking a few hours before he vanished, then reissued that reward in August, saying it would not be withdrawn again until he had answers.
The casino website owner says he is “absolutely determined” to see the investigation through to the end.
He said: “Someone knows something. I’ve said that before but hopefully increasing the reward to £100,000 is enough to bring someone forward.
“He is obviously not in the landfill and so we need to find an answer to this. We need to find out what has happened to Corrie McKeague.
“The family have suffered enough and I, personally, am not going to give up now. I am absolutely determined to see this through.
“This has gone on long enough and we don’t want to be known as the town where a squaddie went missing.
“The phone has been red-hot since we increased the reward and I’m not writing anything off at this stage.”
Speaking to the EADT, Corrie’s mother, Nicola Urquhart, said: “I think people got the impression that I was annoyed or disappointed that the search of the landfill has finished, but that is not actually the case.
“If I had even the tiniest feeling that Corrie was still in the landfill then I would be doing something about it.”
Mrs Urquhart, who first met Mr Davey when she was handing out missing leaflets at the Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre in 2016, said words cannot express her gratitude to the millionaire for his help.
She said: “He is such a nice guy and he means the world to us. £100,000 is a massive amount of money and words cannot convey just how thankful I am for all his help and support.”