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Excavation ends at former allotment site

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

A third week of activity will take place at Troon Close in Middlesbrough next week 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

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

Excavation at former allotment site

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

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

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

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

In 2017 Cleveland Police and Cleveland’s Police and Crime Commissioner applied for a special grant from the Home Office to fund the investigation of three separate historic cases. The cases involve the disappearance of three young women in Middlesbrough between 1998 and 2002. Two of the victims are known to have been murdered, while the third has never been found; this enquiry has also been declared a murder investigation.