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Claudia could be declared dead from today

Missing York chef Claudia Lawrence could legally be declared dead from today.

The CPS decided not to charge four men being investigated over Claudia's suspected murder last month

Claudia was last seen near her home in the Heworth area of the city on this day in March 2009.

A person can officially be declared dead after the seventh anniversary of their disappearance.


Claudia police hunt mystery CCTV figures

CCTV pictures of two mystery figures seen near the York home of Claudia Lawrence on the night she vanished have been broadcast by police for the first time.

Six years on from her disappearance officers say they have significant new lines of enquiry and they expect to make more arrests in the next few weeks.

Today Claudia's father repeated his plea for information and said if she had indeed been murdered he wanted the right to finally lay her to rest. Sally Simpson reports

Police: Claudia information is being kept secret

Detectives investigating the suspected murder of Claudia Lawrence, who was last seen six years ago today, say there are people who knew her and have actively sought to keep that a secret.

Police say they have found finger prints at her house and now know that people spent time there before she vanished.

Meanwhile Claudia's mother Joan has told Calendar she sometimes hears her daughter's voice calling out to her:

New Claudia enquiries to be carried out

Detectives investigating the disappearance and suspected murder of Claudia Lawrence are carrying out fresh enquiries and searches close to her home in York.

Claudia went missing six years ago next month and North Yorkshire Police's Major Crime Unit will be examining the alleyway to the rear of her house on Heworth Road.

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