A further potential witness has been traced as the investigation into the disappearance of Corrie McKeague continues.
Police have identified the cyclist shown in recently released CCTV images – but are renewing appeals for any information to locate the two remaining individuals seen on foot in the area where Corrie was last seen who have not yet been positively identified – an older gentleman and a person seen walking through the Brentgovel Street/ ‘horseshoe’ area of Bury St Edmunds around 5.15am – 5.20am on Saturday 24 September.
Both are potential witnesses who could have information that may assist and detectives continue to ask them or anyone who knows who they are to get in touch.
Officers have also been in touch with Corrie’s family today to update them with regards to progress on preparatory work ahead of the landfill site search.
The site itself, at Milton in Cambridgeshire, has to be made safe and accessible before the search work can get underway. This preparatory work has started but this is going to take slightly longer as 8,000 tonnes of bulk material will have to be removed first to allow safe access to where the search needs to take place.
Detective Superintendent Katie Elliott said that work to locate Corrie was continuing both in preparation for the site search and in the enquiries being made.
“The work to trace Corrie remains a priority and we are continuing to progress our investigation as the work around the site search is being planned. It was initially hoped that the search could start next week, but the logistics of building access routes and ensuring the area is safely accessible for those who will be carrying out the work mean further preparatory activity will need to be done first.
“This is a considerable task and we need to ensure everything is in place before officers begin the process of going through the waste in the landfill. We have been liaising with Corrie’s family around the timescales involved and, while we can’t confirm a start date, this preliminary work will be completed as quickly as possible, so the full scale search can take place.
“Our aim from the start was to find Corrie and we have been carefully going through all lines of enquiry in detail, checking and re-checking information that has been passed to us to discover what happened. We continue to receive assistance from a range of partner agencies, including the RAF, and we are very grateful for their continuing assistance.”
Police have also been reviewing data that has now been provided by a private company employed by Nicola Urquhart to see if this can provide any further information to assist the investigation.
Any information relating to Corrie’s disappearance or about the potential witnesses should be passed to the incident room on 01473 782019. Alternatively you can call 101 and ask to speak to the team.
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Source: [Suffolk Police]