Missing Suffolk man Corrie McKeague buried in landfill, police conclude

Written by: Jo Gallacher | Published:
McKeague was last seen on CCT entering a loading bay area behind Greggs in Bury St Edmunds

Missing airman Corrie McKeague is likely to have been collected by a Biffa lorry and taken to a landfill in Suffolk, police have concluded.

McKeague went missing in September 2016 following a night out with friends.

He was last seen on CCTV entering a loading bay area behind Greggs in Bury St Edmunds.

In a Facebook post, Corrie’s father Martin McKeague shared the findings of Biffa data which showed a bin collected the following day behind a branch of Greggs weighed 116kg, considerably more than the average bin collection of that area.

Police said there was “no other reasonable explanation” for the unusually high bin weight.

Officers met with Biffa representatives to clarify the interpretation of the waste data.

A Suffolk Police officer told Martin McKeague: “We attended the Biffa head office. The purpose of this meeting was to clarify the interpretation of the Biffa waste data that had been formally presented to police.

“As the [investigating officer], I am now completely satisfied that the data provided by Biffa can be relied upon, as can the 116kg recorded weight of the Greggs bin collected on 24.9.16.

“So, when this data is considered alongside the other evidence held within this enquiry, it confirms and consolidates my view that the preferred outcome and finding of this investigation is that during the early hours of 24 September 2016, Corrie came to be in the bin that was collected by the Biffa lorry and was transported away from the Horseshoe area to Red Lodge transfer station.”

More than 1,500 people have been spoken to and over 2,000 hours of CCTV have been looked at during the inquiry.

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