Search for Suzy fails to find any evidence - The Evesham Observer

Search for Suzy fails to find any evidence

Evesham Editorial 17th Jul, 2019 Updated: 17th Jul, 2019   0

A THREE decade long search for the missing estate agent Suzy Lamplugh which led officers from the Metropolitan Police to Pershore in a bid to solve the mystery of her disappearance has failed to recover any evidence.

Investigating officers, together with forensic teams began combing fields off the A44 on July 3 but confirmed today (Wednesday) no evidence had been found.

The body of Miss Lamplugh, who disappeared from London in 1986 and was declared dead in 1994, has never been found and her killer never charged.

In a statement, Metropolitan Police chiefs revealed archaeologists were involved in the search over ‘several’ areas of land over the past fortnight and confirmed Miss Lamplugh’s family had been informed of the latest development.

“The Met would like to thank West Mercia Police for their assistance and also the landowners and local community for their cooperation and understanding,” the statement read.

It’s the third time in the last 19 years the search for Miss Lamplugh has led to Worcestershire as Met chiefs excavated a field near the former Norton Army Barracks in 2000 and 2001 and land near Drakes Broughton in 2010.

The current search is located close to the 2010 site which was axed after no evidence connected to the case was discovered.

Former car salesman John Cannan, 64, was named the prime suspect in the case in 2002.

Cannan is currently serving a life sentence for the abduction and murder of Bristol newlywed Shirley Banks and the property searched in Sutton Coldfield in 2018 had previously belonged to his mother.

Miss Lamplugh’s parents Paul and Diana both died without knowing the truth about their daughters death but established the Suzy Lamplugh Trust in the late 80s.

The ongoing investigation into Miss Lamplugh’s disappearance and suspected murder is being led by the Met’s Central Specialist Crime Command.

Anyone that knows anything that could assist the investigation is asked to call officers on 0207 230 4294.

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