The anguished mother of a serviceman who went missing after a night out four years ago hopes that an inquest, which was announced yesterday (5 November) and ordered by the Chief Coroner despite no body being found, will provide answers about what happened to her son.
A painstaking search for 23-year-old Corrie McKeague grabbed national headlines in September 2016 when he failed to return to his base at RAF Honington, Suffolk, after an evening in Bury St Edmunds ten miles away.
CCTV footage last pictured Corrie in a bin area behind some shops in Bury, which led investigators to search a landfill site near Cambridge on two occasions in an unsuccessful quest to establish whether he had been carried off on a waste lorry.
Other investigations and multiple appeals for information about Corrie’s disappearance were inconclusive, but his mother Nicola Urquhart has remained determined to find out what happened and has instructed solicitors to help her press for answers.
“Corrie’s mother wishes to ensure that all the right questions are asked and answered as fully as possible at the inquest scheduled to be undertaken at Ipswich Coroner’s Court early next year,” explains inquest specialist, Craig Knightley of Tees Law.
“The inquest will be an ideal opportunity to bring together the various strands of investigation and Tees Law will be supporting the family throughout what will be an emotional, but we hope fruitful, process for them.
“We shall be doing our utmost to assist the investigation in exploring every aspect of this tragic mystery, so that all relevant circumstances are put before the Coroner to enable important conclusions to be drawn.”
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