Gorleston: Cold Case 27 Years On

Police are making a new appeal to try and find a woman from Gorleston who went missing 27 years ago.

It was the year that 'We are the World' was released by musicians in the USA, Live Aid raised money for those in Africa, Mikhail Gorbachev became General Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party, the Titanic was found and Back To The Future was the most popular film at the cinema. More locally Norwich City Football Club won the Milk Cup.   

It was also the year that 23 year old Theresa Gathercole went missing from her home address of 87 Upper Cliff Road, Gorleston.

She disappeared on the evening of 29 January 1985 after walking out of the house in what was described at the time as a distressed state. She was last seen walking towards the beach and her white coat was found later on a wall in Beach Road.

There were a few unconfirmed sightings of her in the Yarmouth/ Gorleston area in the immediate few months after she vanished but no trace of her has ever been seen since.

At the time she was described as being 5ft 3ins tall, of slim build, with green eyes and medium length fair hair.

DC Gary Fisher, Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team, appealed directly to Theresa saying: 'If Theresa herself is still alive and becomes aware of this appeal, then I can guarantee that should she contact us any information would be dealt with in the strictest confidence.'

Missing Teresa Gathercole

DC Fisher would also like to hear from anyone who knows what happened to Theresa or her current whereabouts. DC Fisher can be contacted on 01953 424522. Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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