Corrie McKeague’s Theories and Questions – Sexual Applications, the Missing £ 53,000 and the Pregnancy Enigma
The father of the missing RAF man, Corrie McKeague, has said his son is “no longer missing” and claims he knows what happened to him.
Her heartbroken father wrote on Facebook that Corrie was last located near a landfill and is now somewhere “in the Suffolk waste disposal system”.
The police investigation into his disappearance was dropped by detectives in March.
But for many, the mystery of what happened to the 23-year-old is anything but resolved.
His family admits he was likely run over and his body left in the landfill after climbing into a recycling bin which was later picked up by a Biffa truck.
But they lambasted the “flagrant errors, untruths and outright lies” reported as facts that hindered the police operation.
Papa Martin, 49, said: “I have nothing but praise for the officers who have relentlessly searched for Corrie.
But the investigation was marred by problems. Now, I will never know exactly what happened to my beloved son.
Mum Nicola has also campaigned tirelessly since Corrie disappeared in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, at the age of 23 in September 2016.
Superintendent Katie Elliott said, “It’s extremely disappointing that we couldn’t find him. “
A cold case unit will take over, as the Daily Mirror revealed when we also spoke about how Martin feared his son had committed suicide.
Here are the unresolved points after the £ 2.15million 18-month investigation.
The blunder of the Biffa truck
Corrie was seen on CCTV eating take out at 1:20 a.m. before falling asleep in a doorway for two hours.
He then woke up and staggered 110 yards to the back of an industrial “horseshoe” area at 3:25 am and was never seen again.
It is believed to have most likely crawled through a large recycling bin before being tragically crushed to death when a Biffa truck picked up the cargo 50 minutes later and dropped the contents off at a commercial depot.
At the start of the investigation, a false reading of the bin load was given.
The contents were recorded as weighing 11 kilos, or 1st 10 pounds, when it actually weighed 116 kilos, or 15th 7 pounds – a difference of almost 14th.
The misreading initially led the police to dismiss the theory that Corrie was in the trash before the company came forward to correct the mistake.
An independent report has confirmed the Suffolk Police’s conclusion that Corrie’s remains are in the landfill where the Biffa truck’s garbage load was taken.
The independent report concluded that Corrie’s remains are in the 120-acre landfill site in Milton, Cambs – 30 miles from where Corrie was last seen.
Detectives believe the most likely scenario is that the gunman, based near RAF Honington, entered a recycling bin that was picked up by a Biffa garbage truck from a horseshoe shaped storage area and taken to the landfill.
Last year, officers sifted through nearly 10,000 tonnes of trash in 27 weeks of searching the site, but found no trace of his body.
However, the police surprisingly admitted yesterday that two separate searches they carried out there may have taken place in the wrong area of the site.
Suffolk Police said: ‘The files on which we rely are not complete and lack the details necessary to identify specific search areas. Investigative investigations identified the landfill areas where Corrie was most likely to be found.
“This does not exclude the possibility that it is located elsewhere on this site, or even on another landfill site.
“The areas where Corrie could be now are large – several times the size of the landfill area already excavated.
“It would take years to complete. The environmental and legal impact of digging such deep and wide landfills is significant and prohibitive. “
Did Corrie McKeague commit suicide?
Corrie’s father, Martin McKeague, claimed the RAF man believed his girlfriend April Oliver was pregnant before he went missing.
He feared it would “have a profound effect” on his son’s mental health.
His father could not rule out the possibility of suicide, saying in March: “I can’t help but think it would have weighed heavily on him and he may have chosen to go into that trash that night. there knowing what would happen.
“It’s as likely as anything else and that doesn’t make it any less heartbreaking.”
Private investigator and the £ 53,000 missing
Activists criticized the police for “lacking basic resources” to handle public appeals.
A JustGiving site set up by local activist Cheryl Hickman said: “The police investigation team, due to lack of resources, intransigence and incompetence, failed to capture and to process vital evidence and still lacks basic resources to effectively deal with a small number of phone calls per week.
Suffolk Police categorically denied this, but failed to correct ongoing public statements by activists that the police were struggling.
More than 5,000 supporters have raised £ 53,000 – but so far no public account has been released, despite promises from the JustGiving site.
The money would have been used to finance private detectives. But Suffolk Police said the private investigation had created no new lines of inquiry.
Private detectives have provided a single disc of information relating to the FindCorrie Facebook page. Corrie’s father, Martin, said: “I am sorry for the supporters who donated their hard earned money.”
The activists’ posters listed five cell phone numbers “to which Corrie’s family and friends have answered” instead of the official police hotline.
Superintendent Elliott said, “Of course we would have liked the information to go to the investigative team, but it was not for us to stipulate exactly how that should happen. “
The Mirror attempted to contact Ms Hickman for comment.
Deleted social media accounts, including Grindr
Corrie led a double life, scouring the internet for casual sex with strangers.
The 23-year-old shooter had an account on the dating site Plenty of Fish. The serviceman described himself as “a princess” who was looking for a relationship.
He also had an account on the gay dating app Grindr, created at the age of 21, two years before his disappearance. The account had the username “BiLad21”.
Corrie and her girlfriend April Oliver have also joined an online swingers club.
The aviator created a profile on the Fab Swingers site in 2014, saying he was looking for heterosexual and lesbian couples as well as single women between the ages of 18 and 60. He said: “We are a young couple, but we know what we want. “
Corrie’s family believe there could have been some vital information in social media accounts.
However, they were removed before the police could contact all relevant parties who might have come into contact with the serviceman.
The Mirror can reveal that “Corrie’s mother Nicola, above, was offered advice and assistance around Suffolk Police’s social media” after it emerged she was responsible for the removal social media profiles.
Superintendent Elliott said, “I am not prepared to discuss operational details. “
The Enigma of Pregnancy
Corrie’s father claimed that his son knew he was about to become a father, and that this may have contributed to his having an “altered state of mind” after he became extremely drunk the night he was born. has disappeared.
But numerous reports have claimed Corrie was unaware that her girlfriend April Oliver, 22, could have been pregnant before she disappeared.
However, police have now confirmed to the Mirror that April told them she thought she could expect it. She gave birth in June of the year following her disappearance.
Corrie was known to suffer from depression and her father believes it is possible that he committed suicide if he was worried about his future responsibilities.
Martin said: “A lot of people went to great lengths to suggest that Corrie didn’t know he was about to be a father. I don’t know their reasoning for this, but I always thought it could have been important.
“Maybe it caused him to drink excessively that night, or maybe it caused him to go into the trash, maybe he knew what would happen if he got in. this trash. “
Suffolk Police confirmed: “A number of witnesses have provided statements that Corrie was aware of April’s pregnancy.”
Corrie’s latest sighting near well-known dogging site
A delivery driver told police he saw the airman at 4.30am on the day he went missing – 66 minutes after he was last seen on CCTV at a party.
Roy Hawes said he saw a man matching the gunman’s description 12 miles from where he was last seen entering a cargo bay behind a Greggs.
But he says police failed to properly investigate his sighting. Roy, a 55-year-old bread driver, said: “I saw it as clear as day.”
Roy said: “He crossed the A11 at Barton Mills in front of my van. He was wearing the clothes indicated in the police description – pink shirt, brown boots.
“Then he ran to the other side and disappeared near an Esso station. He stood out because it was 4.30 am, it was very cold and he was in shirt sleeves. It is a notorious hangout for swingers and doggers. I wouldn’t have thought it was a safe place for a lonely boy.