Flowers laid by family members of Corrie McKeague two years since his disappearance
PUBLISHED: 13:34 24 September 2018 | UPDATED: 16:33 24 September 2018
Flowers have been laid at the spot where missing RAF serviceman Corrie McKeague was last seen on this day two years ago.
The gunner, who was based at RAF Honington, vanished on September 24, 2016, after a night out with friends in Bury St Edmunds.
The airman, from Fife in Scotland, was last seen on CCTV entering an area known as the ‘Horseshoe’ – a loading bin area behind Greggs – at 3.24am. He has never been seen since.
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The theory that he climbed into a bin and was transported to a waste site led to two extensive searches of a landfill in Milton, Cambridgeshire – lasting 27 weeks in total.
But no trace of Corrie was found and his mother, Nicola Urquhart, revealed to this newspaper that she now believes her son was never in the landfill and is set to start more searches.
Police maintain the “most likely” scenario is that the serviceman ended up in the waste process after getting into the bin.
Flowers from family members and friends were laid by the bins in the Horseshoe area with a number of written messages on the two-year anniversary.
Corrie’s dad, Martin McKeague, who visited the Horseshoe area to lay flowers today, said it had been a “difficult day”.
The father said in July that he believed his son was “somewhere in the waste disposal system” and his remains were “essentially irretrievable”.
“Obviously we were devastated that we didn’t find him in the landfill,” he said.
“All the evidence pointed to him being there, but there is no new evidence to suggest anything else.
“It’s been a very difficult and emotional time. I look forward to working with Suffolk police further.
“I will never stop speaking for my son.”