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11 November 2012, 09:06
Police investigating the disappearance of a 19 year old woman from Stevenage, Hertfordshire, now fear she's been murdered.
Hertfordshire Constabulary have asked for help from the public to trace a man they need to speak to in connection with the disappearance of Amelia Arnold, who went missing on Wednesday 7 November 2012. Despite police efforts, she's not been found.
Jack Wall, 22, (right) from Hadrian's Walk, Stevenage, is said to be blind in one eye and has a distinctive squint.
Detective Chief Inspector Tim Redfearn from the joint Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire Major Crime Unit is leading the investigation.
He said: “We have reason to believe that the missing woman has been murdered and we’d urgently like to speak with Jack Wall in connection with the enquiry.
“It is likely he may be in the Stevenage area, but he could be further afield. I would urge anyone who has information about his whereabouts to call police as a matter of urgency.
“I’d also like to appeal directly to Jack. If you are reading this, please go to Stevenage or your nearest police station to speak with officers.”
Detectives and Scene of Crime Specialists are conducting enquiries at a property in Hadrian’s Walk, Stevenage and are also appealing for witnesses who may have seen suspicious activity there between Wednesday 7 November and Friday 9 November to come forward.
DCI Redfearn added: “We’ve been speaking with residents in Hadrian’s Walk but I would like to hear from anyone who has been in the area between these times and believes they may have seen or heard any suspicious activity to make contact with police.
“We would also like to appeal to anyone who may have witnessed anyone acting suspiciously in a white Citroen Berlingo, registration R389 VDP, in the Stevenage area since Wednesday.
“Any information, however small could prove vital to our investigation.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Hertfordshire Police by calling the non-emergency number 101. Alternatively you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
A 41 year old man from the Stevenage area has been arrested in connection with the investigation and is being held in police custody.