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Familys emotional appeal to catch killer 20 years on

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The sister of a Yorkshire teenager whose murdered body was found 20 years ago this month has spoken for the first time about the devastating effect that the death had on the family.

Thirteen-year-old Lindsay Rimer disappeared in Hebden Bridge on the evening of November 7th, 1994.

The last known sighting of her was at just after 10.22pm at the Spa shop on Crown Street.

On April 12 of the following year, following a five month search by the authorities, the teenager’s body was finally found in the Rochdale Canal.

Older sister Kate, now 40, has filmed a short video, appealing for anyone with information about the crime to come forward.

“From the beginning we have been filled with grief and we cannot stop the grief and instead remember her with love until this comes to an end,” she said.

“We miss her so much but every memory of her is tainted – it is so painful and bleeds into everything we do. It is about time this came to an end – it is a life sentence for this family.”

Det Supt Simon Atkinson said police were still looking for the crucial detail that could lead to an arrest.

“We did a massive round of publicity on the anniversary of Lindsay’s disappearance and that helped generate some important leads that we are following up.

“Despite the passage of time publicity like this really helps and our appeal last time helped us find someone who was in the supermarket at the time when Lindsay was last seen.

“It is information like this that can really help an investigation. We are, however, still waiting for that one ‘golden nugget’ of information that will finally crack the case and bring closure to Lindsay’s grieving family.”

Lester Morrill’s criminal law team has a wealth of experience representing those facing serious charges. For more information on how our Leeds-based solicitors can assist you, please contact us.

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