Detectives are searching lake in North Yorkshire for clues over dosappearance of chef, WHO
Police are searching a lake in North Yorkshire for clues about the disappearance of Claudia Lawrence, who was last seen 12 数年前.
Officers are focusing on a fishing spot near Sand Hutton Gravel Pits, about eight miles northeast of York.
Detectives fear Ms Lawrence was murdered after she was last seen on the afternoon of 18 行進 2009.
Who is Claudia Lawrence?
The 35-year-old from Malton, North Yorkshire, worked as chef at the University of York. She was reported missing in March 2009 after she failed to turn up for a morning shift at work. At the time of her disappearance she was living in Heworth, near York.
Police believe Ms Lawrence was murdered and their investigaton became a huge national media story. But despite several arrests no one been charged with killing her.
Timeline of events:
18 行進 2009
Ms Lawrence is seen walking near her home on Heworth Road in Heworth, near York, after finishing work. She speaks to her mother on the phone that evening.
Her father Peter reports his daughter missing after she fails to keep an engagement with a friend and doesn’t show up for her shift at York University, where she worked as a chef.
Mr Lawrence appeals for information after North Yorkshire Police issues a missing persons appeal.
24 4月 2009
Detectives say they are treating Ms Lawrence’s disappearance as a suspected murder investigation.
6 五月 2009
Police reveal they have received more than 1,000 about the case and taken more than 1,000 ステートメント.
Police search York University’s biology department.
6 五月 2010
More than a year after his daughter first went missing and with no one charged, Mr Lawrence calls for an urgent independent inquiry into the police investigation.
29 7月 2010
Police confirm they are scaling back the number of officers dedicated to the inquiry from more than 100 に 16. £770,000 has been spent so far.
29 10月 2013
Police announce that a new forensic search of Miss Lawrence’s home is to begin as they launch a fresh review of the case.
13 五月 2014
A 59-year-old man is arrested on suspicion of murder but later released without charge in November.
Four men are arrested on suspicion of murder but released on bail.
8 行進 2016
Police say the Crown Prosecution Service has decided the four men will not face charges due to a lack of evidence.
17 1月 2017
Police say the review into the case, which has now cost £1m, is to be “scaled-down”.
Police say they are examining DNA of a partial profile found on a cigarette in a car but in November that year say the lead has come to nothing.
Mr Lawrence dies aged 74 following a short illness.
Detectives announce they are searching Sand Hutton gravel pits.
The investigation focuses on a lake near in the area.