The mother of missing RAF airman Corrie McKeague has claimed that new revelations involving a bin lorry can mean ‘only one thing’. Police confirmed the refuse vehicle, which was originally deemed too light to be carrying a body, had a much heavier load than originally thought.
Nicola Urquhart said that it was ‘only a matter of time’ until her son’s body was found. The 26 year old from Dunfermline, Fife was last seen at a night out on 24 September 2016.
The lorry seemed took a route that coincided with the signal on McKeague’s mobile phone. However police originally denied the possibility of a body being in the lorry after deeming it to light to be carrying the extra load. Early investigations found the vehicle to be carrying 11kg but since then detectives found that it was in fact carrying over 100kg.
These revelations come in the wake of a landfill being searched by police as they seek to discover what happened to the missing soldier. The family of the man had previously campaigned for this landfill to be searched in order to get closure. McKeague’s mother said ‘’I can only pray that Corrie is found quickly and that we are able to get answers as to how this could have happened.’’
Mr McKeague is a gunner in No.2 Squadron, RAF regiment and was based at Honington. His mother earlier described him as ‘’funny’’ and someone who ‘’loves to be the centre of attention.
It was also recently announced in January that April Oliver, McKeague’s girlfriend, is expecting their first child.