Lindsay Rimer: police appeal for information, 14 years on
Friday, 7 November 2008
Fourteen years to the day (Friday, November 7) Hebden Bridge schoolgirl Lindsay Rimer disappeared, officers are re-appealing for help in the hope that someone comes forward with a vital piece of information that could assist the enquiry.
On Monday November 7, 1994, 13 year old Lindsay Jo Rimer left home to buy cornflakes from the local supermarket. She never returned. Five months later her body was recovered from the Rochdale Canal.
The senior investigating officer in charge of the investigation, Detective Superintendent Colin Prime, of West Yorkshire Police’s Major Investigation Review Team, said: “I firmly believe that someone, somewhere could hold vital information that would lead us to the killer. Although 14 years has passed since Lindsay’s disappearance, we continue to seek the vital pieces of information that will bring closure to the investigation and for Lindsay’s family.”
At around 10pm, on November 7, 1994, Lindsay left her home in Cambridge Street, Hebden Bridge, to visit the local Spar Supermarket in Crown Street.
On the way to the shop she visited the Trades Club in Holme Street. According to CCTV footage in the supermarket, Lindsay paid for the cornflakes at 10.22pm.
Five months later, on Wednesday April 12, 1995, her body was recovered from the Rochdale Canal, approximately one mile upstream from Hebden Bridge town centre.
During the last 14 years extensive enquiries have been made. More than 5,000 people have been spoken to, and several hundred statements have been taken as part of the investigation into Lindsay’s death.
Detective Superintendent Colin Prime said: “It may be that someone has harboured a suspicion for 14 years. With the passage of time, someone who was unable to come forward and speak to us more than a decade ago might be in a position to do so now. I urge them to contact us in confidence.”
Anyone with any information which could help the enquiry should contact police on 0845 6060606 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.
See also: Hebweb feature on Lindsay