Claudia Lawrence: Police issue statement on 14th anniversary of her disappearance
Today marks the 14th anniversary of the disappearance of Claudia Lawrence.
The 35-year-old University of York chef was last seen on March 18 2009.
Detectives believe the 35-year-old, who lived on Heworth Road, was murdered, although no body has ever been found.
Today (Saturday) police issued this statement: “On the 14th anniversary of the disappearance and suspected murder of Claudia Lawrence in York, our thoughts remain with Claudia’s loved ones at this very difficult and poignant time of year.
“Claudia’s family, friends and the wider public can be assured that all new information is carefully, and thoroughly, assessed by the Cleveland and North Yorkshire Police Cold Case Review Unit.
“Any information that is assessed as being credible and capable of development will be acted upon. This is hopefully demonstrated by the enhanced policing activity which took place in late 2021.
“Whilst the investigation remains reactive, North Yorkshire Police is committed to providing the answers that those closest to Claudia need.
“We are reaching out once again to the public to assist us in our ongoing efforts to find those answers.”
Despite two separate inquiries, and a comprehensive review, involving hundreds of police personnel and national experts, no trace has ever been found of the missing University of York chef.
In January 2017, police scaled back the investigation. Since then, the Cleveland and North Yorkshire Cold Case Review Team have had the responsibility for reviewing new information which may be relevant to the inquiry.
Meanwhile, the missing chef’s mother Joan has opened up Claudia’s home to journalist Peter Barron. His video shows the terrace house is untouched since the day she left.