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Public support evident for historic murder investigation team


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. Three weeks on from the launch of the re-investigation of the disappearance of Donna Keogh from Middlesbrough in 1998 when she was just 17, a dedicated #FindDonna website has been visited by several thousand people and a number of calls have come into police with information about the case.

Detective Superintendent Michael Hunt, leading the investigation, said: “More than 4,000 people have visited the #FindDonna website and many thousands more have shared our appeals on social media. 20-years on from her disappearance, the response from the people of Middlesbrough to our renewed investigation has been magnificent.

“As well as public interest we’ve also received a number of telephone calls, passing information on to officers about Donna’s disappearance. It is too early to say more, but we will fully investigate any information we receive and will act with the aim of finally understanding what happened to Donna.”

Donna has never been found and what began as a missing person enquiry in 1998 is now being conducted as a murder investigation.

The disappearance of Donna, as well the deaths of two other young women, now forms part of Cleveland Police’s Historic Investigations Unit (HIU), which was recently established by a special grant from the Home Office.

To support the investigation, visit to view details about Donna’s life, her disappearance and the police’s ongoing investigation.

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