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Donna Marie Keogh was 17 years old when she was reported missing from her home town of Middlesbrough in May 1998. The circumstances surrounding Donna’s disappearance have led to the conclusion that she was murdered within a short period of time after her last known sighting in mid-April that year. To date, Donna’s body has not been located and her family remain desperate for answers.

In 2016, following an independent review of the original police investigation, Cleveland Police launched Operation Resolute, a newly formed enquiry committed to establishing exactly happened to Donna. The enquiry has formally been declared a murder investigation with a dedicated team of experienced detectives committed to bringing those responsible for her murder to justice.

This website has been designed to provide a platform for the public to provide information in a secure and confidential way to assist the enquiry and to keep interested parties informed of the most current facts and developments. Readers are invited to review the various sections of this site and are encouraged where possible to provide their own information to help solve the case.

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THE INVESTIGATION

At the time of her disappearance in April 1998 Donna Marie Keogh was 17 years of age, living with her cousins in a block of flats called King House, Central Mews, Middlesbrough. The flat was located in the town centre and Donna spent a lot of time frequenting this area with friends.

Kings House, Central Mews, Middlesbrough

Donna was known to keep in regular contact with her family and friends, which ceased in mid-April 1998. This resulted in her concerned family reporting her missing. On 30th May 1998 Cleveland Police launched a missing from home inquiry.

Donna was never found and it is strongly suspected that she was murdered sometime close to the time she went missing.

On the 17th of October 2016 following an independent review of Donnas' case, Cleveland Police launched Operation Resolute, a homicide investigation into the circumstances around her disappearance and subsequent murder.

 

 

The review has identified that around the time of Donnas' disappearance in mid-April 1998, she was seen in the Hartington Road, Aske Road and Bow Street areas of Middlesbrough. 

The investigation will be revisiting these sightings to establish when Donna was last seen and what happened to her after that time.

 

A dedicated investigation team has been set up to examine all historical material linked to the previous missing from home case and to identify any new lines of inquiry.  Headed by Detective Superintendent Mick Hunt, the team are focused on locating Donna's remains and finding out exactly what happened to her in 1998.

 

 

The investigation team require your help.

  • Did you know Donna?

  • Do you hold any information that may assist the investigation?

If so, please get in touch and help solve the case.

 

ABOUT DONNA

Donna Marie Keogh was born on the 29th of November 1980 to parents Brian and Shirley. She was the middle child of three, having an older brother Brian Keogh Jnr who was born 1977 and a younger brother Michael Keogh who was born in 1982.

CHILDHOOD PHOTOGRAPHS

Donna was born in Middlesbrough, Cleveland and was a very popular girl. She had many friends and spent a lot of time with her cousins who were of a similar age to her. Donna loved doing her hair and makeup and had a keen interest in fashion. She was schooled locally and at 16 years old spent time working at a care home for the elderly.

The investigation team require your help.

  • Did you know Donna?

  • Do you have any photographs of Donna?

  • Do you hold any information that may assist the investigation?

If so, please get in touch and help solve the case.

 
 

NEWS AND UPDATES

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Today marks Donna Keogh's 40th birthday.

29/11/2020

"Donna would have celebrated her 40th birthday today (29th of November) but sadly she and her family will never get the chance to recognise this milestone in her life."

Excavation ends at former allotment site

18 | 06 | 2018

Search activity related to an historic murder case in Middlesbrough has concluded, with the investigation into the death of a teenager in 1998 continuing.

#FindDonna search continues

29 | 06 | 2018

A third week of activity will begin at Troon Close in Middlesbrough as search teams continue to work on an area of waste ground connected to a 20-year-old murder case.

Search continues into second week

26 | 06 | 2018

Search teams will continue to work on an area of waste ground in Middlesbrough this week (w.c June 25th) as attempts continue to solve a 20-year-old murder case.

Excavation at former allotment site

18 | 06 | 2018

An area of waste ground in Middlesbrough is being excavated as part of attempts to solve a 20-year-old murder case.

Public support evident for historic murder investigation team

18 | 06 | 2018

A fresh campaign asking for the public’s help to solve the disappearance 20-years-ago of a missing Middlesbrough girl has received a major boost. 

Police appeal for information on 20th anniversary of child’s disappearance

16 | 04 | 2018

Twenty years ago a girl disappeared from Middlesbrough, traumatising her family and friends and tormenting them with questions which remain unanswered to this day.

New team set to investigative historic crimes

09 | 04 | 2018

Funding has been secured to establish a specialist team to investigate several unsolved crimes on Teesside.

Today marks Donna Keogh's 40th birthday

"Donna would have celebrated her 40th birthday today (29th of November) but sadly she and her family will never get the chance to recognise this milestone in her life."

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