Mother of missing airman Corrie McKeague marks his 25th birthday

‘We’ll never stop searching for you’: Mother of missing airman Corrie McKeague posts heartfelt Facebook photo to mark his 25th birthday – exactly two years since he vanished

  • Airman Corrie McKeague went missing during a night out in Bury St Edmunds 
  • His girlfriend and his mother have both wished him a happy 25th birthday  
  • Nicola Urquhart vowed to carry on searching for her missing son 

The mother of missing Scottish airman Corrie McKeague has marked his 25th birthday by vowing to never stop searching for him.

Nicola Urquhart wished her son a Happy Birthday on Facebook and said she will not rest until he is found. 

Mr McKeague went missing exactly two-years-ago after a night out in Bury St Edmunds.

Just weeks later it was revealed his girlfriend was pregnant with their child. 

Ms Urquhart wrote on Facebook: ‘Happy birthday Corrie, we love you and miss you more than words can describe.

Girlfriend of missing RAF man Corrie McKeague wished her missing boyfriend a happy birthday 

‘We won’t stop trying to find you. We will have the best day we can talking about you, watching and looking at our videos and photos of us all.’

She accompanied the post with a photo of Corrie laughing as he is kissed by her and his brother.

Corrie’s girlfriend, April-Louise Oliver, also wished him happy birthday on Facebook, along with photos of them together and of their daughter Ellie-Louise

She wrote: ‘Happy birthday my love. I don’t even know what to say I’m missing you so much I’ll never stop looking for you and that is a promise our Ellie needs you.’

April-Louise Oliver also shared pictures, including one of the daughter her boyfriend Corrie has never met 

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Corrie vanished after a night out in Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk on September 24, 2016, when it is believed he climbed into a waste bin and fell asleep.

Officers spent 137 days trawling through more than 7,000 tonnes of rubbish at the Milton rubbish tip for Corrie but did not find his remains.

In March they announced they announced his disappearance had been moved to the major investigation cold case team and said all evidence pointed to him being in the landfill.

The landfill site in Cambridgeshire is now believed to be his final resting place.

Corrie was last seen in the area of Bury St Edmunds known as the ‘horseshoe’ where there was a bin lorry collection at around 4.15am to 4.20am.

Police searching an area of a landfill site in Milton, Cambridgeshire, for missing RAF gunner Corrie McKeague

Only one bin was collected from the area that morning. Waste from it was initially taken to a transfer station at Red Lodge and then to the Milton landfill site.

Milton landfill site is around 485,623 square metres and Cell 22 measures 10,000 square metres.

The original 20-week search for Corrie was stopped in July 2017 after nothing was found.

Officers searched through more than 6,500 tonnes of waste during this time, at a cost of £1,291,181.

A further search started on October 23, 2017 and finished in December 2017 at an estimated cost of £240,000.

The police investigation into missing Corrie has cost £2.1million to date, according to a Freedom of Information request ordered by the BBC. It makes the case one of the most expensive undertaken by a police force.

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