How can it be possible to disappear without a trace nowadays? Someone must know why Corrie is still missing
- Credit: Gregg Brown
In this day and age of Big Brother watching over your every move night and day via close circuit television (CCTV) in every British town or city centre, it begs the question how it can actually be possible for anyone to completely disappear without a trace nowadays from a central location without being captured on CCTV?
But that's exactly what seems to have happened in neighbouring Suffolk in the sleepy market town Bury St Edmunds in the early hours of a Saturday morning late last summer.
It's now been five months since Corrie McKeague, a young, physically fit, lively 23-year-old lad on a pubbing/clubbing night out, vanished without a trace from a loading bay on September 24, 2016, in the town centre.
This handsome young Scottish lad was last spotted on CCTV according to Suffolk Police, walking alone into a small 'horseshoe-shaped', dead-end area behind shops, used mainly for loading or turning cars around, with just industrial rubbish bins, a bike rack and room for a few parked cars.
Sadly there was no CCTV inside the 'horseshoe area', so what he was doing in there remains a mystery. Because this 5ft 10in smart, vibrantly-dressed lad somehow was unseen by passers by, late-night revellers and shift workers.
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Neither was he was captured on CCTV exiting this horseshoe area or leaving the town on foot or vehicle.
It's February now and the unfortunate fact is Corrie is still missing even after all this time. However, he continues to be actively searched for by Suffolk police, private investigators, family, RAF and public alike.
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A dustbin lorry captured on CCTV entering/leaving about that time was forensically examined and sniffer dogs searched the area.
Suffolk Lowland Search and Rescue Team have searched surrounding countryside and volunteers, family, RAF work colleagues have searched the route to the Suffolk airbase where Corrie has been based for the past three years whilst serving as an RAF regiment gunner.
Missing posters with Corrie details can be spotted countrywide and displayed in many Norfolk shops, pubs, cafe windows and businesses. His mysterious disappearance has gained publicity through national and local media, internet websites, and is discussed within homes and offices nationwide.
It seems that everyone has heard of Corrie by now and are equally intrigued or disturbed by his mysterious disappearance and fate.
In my view this case touches a nerve because Corrie represents many young adults up and down the country who regularly go into town on a Friday night to let their hair down, enjoy the nightlife and have a few alcoholic drinks.
However, the difference is they come home safely at the end of the night.
You think your loved ones will be safe because they carry mobile phones, and you expect that at least someone will help them home at the end of the night if they are drunk.
It's unthinkable that they could go missing, on a supposedly fun night out in the middle of a town or city full of people covered by CCTV.
My heart really goes out to Corrie's family as their son unthinkably did go missing and according to latest news reports the police have started to search a landfill site in connection with his disappearance.
I believe there must be someone who knows why he is missing and I hope that they will finally do the right thing speak up and share their information with Suffolk police as Corrie needs to be found.