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.

 

King House, Central Mews, Middlesbrough

King 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.

Missing from home poster circulated in 1998

Press appeal from family 1998

 

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

On the 17th 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 get in touch and help solve the case.