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Woman missing for 10 years

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So I was watching the news last weekend when an interesting story about a woman who went missing ten years ago came on. It's annoying me because I can remember the details; she left for work at quarter to six, she worked as a cook on a university campus, she had been seen having an argument with a man from a bar before she died. But I can't remember where in England it was, who she was, or anything like that and I can't seem to find an article on it. If anyone has any additional info can you please, please let me know?

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Claudia Lawrence was a chef at the University of York who went missing in 2009.

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Last known whereabouts

Lawrence was last seen nearing her home in Heworth, York, on the afternoon of 18 March, as she returned from her work as a chef at the University of York's Goodricke College at the Roger Kirk Centre. That evening she spoke to her parents by telephone, making plans with her mother to spend Mother's Day together.[5] Lawrence later sent a text message to a friend and has not been heard from since then. The last text message from her was sent at 8:23 p.m.,[6] and her last received message, from a bar worker in Cyprus, was at 9:12 p.m.[7] Lawrence's passport and bank cards were left at her home when she went missing.[8]

Reported missing

Lawrence was reported missing after she failed to arrive at work for her early morning shift the following day.[6][9] Police are now treating her disappearance as a suspected murder.[10]

Speaking on the BBC 'Today' programme on 4 June 2009, Lawrence's father Peter said he doubted police claims that she had a secret life. He queried the comments made by Detective Superintendent Ray Galloway on BBC Crimewatch programme, specifically that parts of Claudia's life "remain a mystery" and that police believe she had "complicated relationships" that her family and friends knew nothing about.[11] He later said that he "did not recognise" his daughter after the claims that had been made about her personal life.[12]

Six weeks after Lawrence went missing, the investigation into her disappearance was reclassified from a missing person's case to a suspected murder enquiry, although police have acknowledged they have no evidence that Lawrence is dead.[13][14]

Case progress

The independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers has offered a reward of £10,000 to anyone providing information which leads to the arrest and conviction of any person linked to the disappearance[5][15] but this has since been withdrawn.[16] Police have said that any past personal acquaintances of Lawrence have a limited time to come forward "in confidence."[17] Police have received over 1,200 calls offering information, and an appeal for help was made by Dr John Sentamu, the Archbishop of York.[5][13] In early June 2009, a reconstruction of Lawrence's last known movements was featured in a Crimewatch appeal.[18] The feature generated more than 60 telephone calls.[19] Also in June, 100 days after his daughter went missing, Peter Lawrence launched a YouTube appeal for information.[3] In the appeal, he stated his belief that the internet was vital in the search.[20] In late August 2009, police and the Lawrence family used the annual Whitby Regatta in North Yorkshire to publicise the campaign.[9]

In September 2009, police revealed that the search for Lawrence had been extended to Cyprus.[21] Detective Superintendent Ray Galloway stated that Lawrence "knew several people who live on the island" and that she may have "received job offers" while there.[22] Galloway also stated that some people who had been interviewed had been "reluctant and less than candid" when spoken to, and that a team of officers had been sent to Cyprus to interview people who Lawrence met there.[8] It was reported that the last text message received by Lawrence was from a man who was on the island.[21][22]

Later in September, detectives investigating the Lawrence case made a search of an area of the university where Lawrence worked.[23] In October 2009, police revealed they were looking for the driver of a "rusty white van" who was seen trying to talk to women on Lawrence's route to work in the days before she disappeared.[24]

On 24 March 2010, police began searching areas of Heslington in York, based on new information received "in the last few days".[25] On 24 March, land near to a children's play area, near a muddy farm track, was searched, and on 25 March, the search was relocated to a field near to the university, an area of land which is bordered by a playing field and student accommodation.[26] It was later stated that police did not find any new leads from these searches and nothing of significance had been discovered.[27]

In late December 2011, the family of Claudia asked that the unknown person who had placed a wreath on the front door of Claudia's home each Christmas from 2009 onwards to stop placing them, as it was bringing further grief and misery to them.

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Sadly, real life doesn't always go down like a CSI episode. Sometimes the bad guys get away with murder.

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Yeah I was going to say Claudia Lawrence is her name. Her dad was on the news just this morning saying that the police are still looking at things and it isn't a closed case. I think her family just want some closure, her parents just want to know what happened to their daughter. Must be terrible for them :(

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Yeah I was going to say Claudia Lawrence is her name. Her dad was on the news just this morning saying that the police are still looking at things and it isn't a closed case. I think her family just want some closure, her parents just want to know what happened to their daughter. Must be terrible for them :(

from the same geographic area:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2221238/Christopher-Halliwell-Swindon-taxi-driver-asked-fellow-inmate-question-serial-killing.html

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Claudia Lawrence was a chef at the University of York who went missing in 2009.

From Wiki-

Last known whereabouts

Lawrence was last seen nearing her home in Heworth, York, on the afternoon of 18 March, as she returned from her work as a chef at the University of York's Goodricke College at the Roger Kirk Centre. That evening she spoke to her parents by telephone, making plans with her mother to spend Mother's Day together.[5] Lawrence later sent a text message to a friend and has not been heard from since then. The last text message from her was sent at 8:23 p.m.,[6] and her last received message, from a bar worker in Cyprus, was at 9:12 p.m.[7] Lawrence's passport and bank cards were left at her home when she went missing.[8]

Reported missing

Lawrence was reported missing after she failed to arrive at work for her early morning shift the following day.[6][9] Police are now treating her disappearance as a suspected murder.[10]

Speaking on the BBC 'Today' programme on 4 June 2009, Lawrence's father Peter said he doubted police claims that she had a secret life. He queried the comments made by Detective Superintendent Ray Galloway on BBC Crimewatch programme, specifically that parts of Claudia's life "remain a mystery" and that police believe she had "complicated relationships" that her family and friends knew nothing about.[11] He later said that he "did not recognise" his daughter after the claims that had been made about her personal life.[12]

Six weeks after Lawrence went missing, the investigation into her disappearance was reclassified from a missing person's case to a suspected murder enquiry, although police have acknowledged they have no evidence that Lawrence is dead.[13][14]

Case progress

The independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers has offered a reward of £10,000 to anyone providing information which leads to the arrest and conviction of any person linked to the disappearance[5][15] but this has since been withdrawn.[16] Police have said that any past personal acquaintances of Lawrence have a limited time to come forward "in confidence."[17] Police have received over 1,200 calls offering information, and an appeal for help was made by Dr John Sentamu, the Archbishop of York.[5][13] In early June 2009, a reconstruction of Lawrence's last known movements was featured in a Crimewatch appeal.[18] The feature generated more than 60 telephone calls.[19] Also in June, 100 days after his daughter went missing, Peter Lawrence launched a YouTube appeal for information.[3] In the appeal, he stated his belief that the internet was vital in the search.[20] In late August 2009, police and the Lawrence family used the annual Whitby Regatta in North Yorkshire to publicise the campaign.[9]

In September 2009, police revealed that the search for Lawrence had been extended to Cyprus.[21] Detective Superintendent Ray Galloway stated that Lawrence "knew several people who live on the island" and that she may have "received job offers" while there.[22] Galloway also stated that some people who had been interviewed had been "reluctant and less than candid" when spoken to, and that a team of officers had been sent to Cyprus to interview people who Lawrence met there.[8] It was reported that the last text message received by Lawrence was from a man who was on the island.[21][22]

Later in September, detectives investigating the Lawrence case made a search of an area of the university where Lawrence worked.[23] In October 2009, police revealed they were looking for the driver of a "rusty white van" who was seen trying to talk to women on Lawrence's route to work in the days before she disappeared.[24]

On 24 March 2010, police began searching areas of Heslington in York, based on new information received "in the last few days".[25] On 24 March, land near to a children's play area, near a muddy farm track, was searched, and on 25 March, the search was relocated to a field near to the university, an area of land which is bordered by a playing field and student accommodation.[26] It was later stated that police did not find any new leads from these searches and nothing of significance had been discovered.[27]

In late December 2011, the family of Claudia asked that the unknown person who had placed a wreath on the front door of Claudia's home each Christmas from 2009 onwards to stop placing them, as it was bringing further grief and misery to them.

Sadly, real life doesn't always go down like a CSI episode. Sometimes the bad guys get away with murder.

Yeah I was going to say Claudia Lawrence is her name. Her dad was on the news just this morning saying that the police are still looking at things and it isn't a closed case. I think her family just want some closure, her parents just want to know what happened to their daughter. Must be terrible for them :(

from the same geographic area:

http://www.dailymail...al-killing.html

Thanks, very much! I just couldn't remember. It's really sad that no one knows what happened, but that's just hoe life if sometimes.

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