Missing RAF serviceman

Police are searching for an RAF serviceman who went missing after a night out in Suffolk. Corrie McKeague was last seen in Bury St Edmunds.

View all 154 updates ›

Landfill search for Corrie McKeague to resume on Monday

Corrie McKeague was 23 when he disappeared. Credit: Family photo.

Police investigating the disappearance of Corrie McKeague are to resume their search of a landfill site on Monday, October 23.

A spokesman for Suffolk's Major Investigation Team said the extended search would last for four to six weeks.

It will concentrate on part of an area known as "cell 22", a 10,000 sq m cell of the landfill at Milton in Cambridgeshire which is next to the original site of the search.

The renewed search will cover 1,831 cubic metres.

"Careful re-checking of the data available to the Major Investigation Team has concluded the area of the original 20-week search is still the location where there was the highest likelihood of finding Corrie.

"However, the nature of waste disposal and its movement is not a precise science, hence the requirement to extend the search."

– Suffolk Police.

Mr McKeague, who served with the RAF at Honington, disappeared in September 2016 following a night out in Bury St Edmunds.

Police fear he may have climbed into a bin in the Horseshoe area of the town which was later collected and the waste taken to Milton.

More on this story