Petitions and activism
Hidingtonothing · 22/07/2017 13:00
Corrie is the RAF gunner who disappeared last September on a night out in Bury St Edmonds. Yesterday the police announced they are halting the search of Milton landfill site despite maintaining this is where they believe Corrie's body to be. His family are devastated as you can imagine, no one should have to picture landfill as their loved ones' resting place. A petition has been started and also an email campaign to show public support for the continuation of the search. The petition is here if anyone would like to sign you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/continue-the-landfill-search and you can also email the Police and Crime Commissioner:
Telephone: 01473 782773
Email: [email protected] if you would like to show support.
LuluJakey1 · 22/07/2017 19:03
I think that enough money and time has been spent looking for him. He made a choice to get very drunk and sleep in strange, risky places. It must be hard for the family but we can't just go on and on with this search. The police think he may have been incinerated.
tangledup123 · 22/07/2017 19:34
Desperately sad for his family but it's not an appropriate use of resources, as there wasn't a crime.
You don't know that for certain. Nor can anyone say with certainty that he was sleeping in the bin. It's the most likely explanation but it's not a fact.
manhowdy · 22/07/2017 21:34
Huge sympathies with the family on this. I have a son who has got in one or two awful drunken states and so easily could have got hurt. As a mum I'd never want them to stop looking until he was found. But I do see it from the other side too and wonder if the family should be funding a private search if they want this to continue (assuming that's even possible).
MSLehrerin · 22/07/2017 22:00
It's just such a sad situation, especially for his family. I read somewhere (can't remember where or whether it was a reliable or credible source) that he frequently headed for bins to sleep in when he'd had too much to drink.
It's just horrific to think that something terrible has happened to him, whatever that may be.
Police have put in a huge effort to find him - I didn't realise it cost a million pounds though. I fully understand why his mum wants them to continue but it's where you draw the line I suppose. An awful situation.
IfYouGoDownToTheWoodsToday · 22/07/2017 22:46
We all know where poor Keith Bennett is, but not the exact spot- the police had to give up searching for him too. It must be absolutely horrific for the parents, family and friends but they cannot expect the police to carry on looking forever.
NextInLine · 27/07/2017 09:49
I was saddened to see that they'd called off the search of the landfill, but it makes sense. The landfill is huge and he could be anywhere in there. It is truly awful for his family.
Was it even the same driver who collected the bins who took the waste to landfill on the Monday?
SnickersWasAHorse · 08/08/2017 16:13
Thought people might be interested to know that a local business man is going to fund the search www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/suffolk-millionaire-says-he-will-pay-for-corrie-mckeague-landfill-search-to-restart-after-putting-up-50k-reward-1-5140486
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