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No human bone material found in missing Corrie McKeague search

RAF serviceman Corrie McKeague hasn't been seen since September 2016. Photo: Suffolk Police

Suffolk Police say no human remains have been found after they investigated material from a waste incinerator in the search for Corrie McKeague.

The airman from RAF Honington went missing after a night out in Bury St Edmunds in September 2016.

The search had been centred on a landfill site at Milton in Cambridgeshire after fears that Corrie may have fallen asleep in a rubbish bin and been transported away in a bin lorry.

Suffolk Police say no human remains have been found after they investigated material from a waste incinerator in the search for Corrie McKeague. Credit: Suffolk Police

At the beginning of August, police searching incinerated waste at the Great Blakenham energy-from-waste facility near Ipswich say they've recovered material that requires further examination in order to establish whether it is in any way connected to the missing person enquiry.

But police have now ruled out human remains in the ash.

"Suffolk police have engaged experts to examine incinerated waste gathered from the Great Blakenham energy-from-waste facility and it has been confirmed that this matter does not contain human bone material."

– Suffolk Police spokesman
A detailed search of a rubbish tip at Milton in Cambridgeshire was conducted over several weeks but failed to find anything. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Suffolk Police have also confirmed that the way the case has been handled will be investigated by East Midlands Special Operations Unit to identify if there are other lines of inquiry to follow up in the hunt for Corrie McKeague

"Investigative reviews are a key part of any lengthy major investigation and we are confident this will be a detailed and impartial review. If this review establishes further lines of enquiry we will pursue them. No timescale has been set for the completion of the review but the first phase is due to be completed by the end of September.

– Suffolk Police

Suffolk Police no longer have an operational presence at the landfill site in Milton.

The company which runs the site has agreed to leave the focus of the search area in its current state with no further rubbish dumped there until the review is concluded.

Corrie's parents have been told of the latest developments.

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