Law firm’s quest to solve baffling 2016 Corrie McKeague disappearance
November 9, 2020
A regional law firm will advise and support the family of a young RAF gunner, whose mysterious disappearance four years ago made national headlines, during an upcoming inquest into what happened to him.
Corrie McKeague went missing after a night out; his anguished mother and her solicitors Tees Law hope that the inquest, which was announced yesterday (5 November) and ordered by the Chief Coroner despite no body being found, will provide answers about what took place.
A painstaking search for the 23-year-old captured nationwide attention in September 2016 when he failed to return to his base at RAF Honington, Suffolk, after an evening in Bury St Edmunds 10 miles away.
Cambridge landfill searched
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 remained determined to piece together what happened and has now appointed Tees Law 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 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 case, so that all relevant circumstances are put before the Coroner to enable important conclusions to be drawn.
“After four years, Corrie’s family are still looking for answers and we will leave no stone unturned in pursuing all the facts on the family’s behalf.”