Missing RAF serviceman Corrie Mckeague - who disappeared more than three months ago - is due to become a father, his girlfriend has said.
Speaking to BBC Look East today (January 9), personal trainer April Oliver, 21, from West Norfolk, told how she had become pregnant after a relationship with the 23-year-old, who is stationed with the RAF regiment at RAF Honington in Suffolk.
Miss Oliver said she discovered she was pregnant in October - just weeks after Mr Mckeague's disappearance after a night out in Bury St Edmunds.
She saw him shortly before his disappearance and was on holiday in America when Mr Mckeague went missing but returned to the UK as soon as she heard the news.
Miss Oliver said:
"I've had to make a make a massive decision by myself. I was hoping and praying that he'd come back so we could make it together.
The pair had been together for about five months after meeting on a dating site.
Mr McKeague did not know about the pregnancy.
She said she had decided to speak about her pregnancy so that she could focus on looking after herself and her baby without any intrusion.
"Most people only tell their close friends but I'm faced with a decision where I need to tell near enough the whole UK.
Mr McKeague's mother, Nicola Urquhart, said she had to balance the joy of becoming a grandmother for the first time with the continued uncertainty about her son's whereabouts.
"It's something that somebody would normally want to keep quiet to make sure everything's ok but it's getting to the stage now where there are far too many people starting to notice and ask questions.
Mr McKeague went missing in the early hours of September 24 after a night out with friends.