Cleveland Police are using the 12 month anniversary of the discovery of a young woman's remains to make a fresh appeal about her murder. Rachel Wilson vanished in May 2002. Despite launching a murder enquiry, the 19 year old's body was not discovered until last June when her remains were found in a shallow grave close to farmland in Middlesbrough.
The remains, mainly bones, were found by a worker who was repairing drains close to Newham Hall farm in Coulby Newham. The teenager had developed a heroin habit and was working as a prostitute in Middlesbrough to fund her addiction. Rachel's family has never given up hope of finding her killer. After her remains were discovered last year, her mother made an emotional appeal for information. Today, on the 12 month anniversary, Detectives will renew that appeal in the hope of finally bringing the teenager's murderer to justice.
Detective Inspector Andy Greenwood, who's leading the murder enquiry, said:
– Detective Inspector Andy Greenwood, Cleveland Police
Rachel’s family have suffered immensely over the last 11 years and they need to know what happened to her. I am asking on their behalf for anyone to come forward with information about this case.”