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Report: Natalie Putt search now 'murder investigation'

Police searching for a teenage mother from Dudley who disappeared from her home 14 years ago, are continuing to exhume graves at a cemetery close to where she was last seen after moving onto the site yesterday.

Natalie Putt, who was 17, left her home saying she was going to the shops. Police say that after a cold case review this missing person inquiry is now a murder investigation. Melissa Wright reports.

Search for missing teen called off

The search for a missing teenage mother who was last seen a decade ago has been called off.

Natalie Putt, aged 17 at the time, disappeared from her home in Thornleigh, Lower Gornal, in September 2003 – 11 weeks after giving birth.

The search, which was taking place in Wombourne, Staffordshire, has been called off after nothing significant was found.

Specialist officers and detectives carried out an extensive search of the private land off Stourbridge Road.


New information into missing teen last seen 10 years ago

New information has led to police following new leads into the disappearance of a teenage girl who went missing 10 years ago.

Natalie Putt was last seen in Lower Gornal, near Dudley in 2003.

An area of South Staffordshire is currently being searched.

The missing person’s investigation into Natalie’s disappearance has always remained open and a number of new lines of enquiry have been investigated over the past ten years.

This current search is based on new information received by our investigation team and Natalie’s family have been informed of the latest developments.

We continue to urge people with information relating to this investigation to contact us as soon as possible.

– Superintendent Andy Parsons, Dudley Police

Police search land for teen who went missing ten years ago

Natalie Putt went missing 11 weeks after giving birth to her son in September 2003

Police are searching land in South Staffordshire for a teenager who disappeared ten years ago.

Natalie Putt went missing 11 weeks after giving birth to her son in September 2003.

She lived in Lower Gornal. Officers say the searches taking place on private land in Wombourne today are as a result of new information they have received.