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Fresh Appeal In Margaret Flemming Case
Detectives investigating the disappearance of Margaret Flemming have issued a fresh appeal for information exactly 17 years to the day since she was last seen in public.
The 36-year-old, from Inverkip in Inverclyde, was reported missing by her two carers at the end of October.
The last independent sighting of her was back in 1999.
Specialist teams have been searching the house and garden where Ms Fleming lived with her carers.
They're looking for any documentation, clothing or personal items that could assist in finding her.
Officers continue to search and make enquiries in the wider Inverclyde area.
Detective Chief Inspector Paul Livingstone, senior investigating officer said,
"Today, Saturday 17 December, marks 17 years to the day that Margaret was seen at a family gathering.
"This is the only independent sighting we have of Margaret so far, and I would like to re-appeal to people in the local community of Inverkip and beyond for their help with our enquiries.
"A priority for the inquiry team is to establish Margaret's movements and lifestyle between 1999 and when she was reported missing on Friday 28 October by her carers.
"We have had an encouraging response to our previous appeals and I would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to come forward with information.
" If Margaret is reading this, I would ask her to get in touch with police. She is not is any trouble, we just want to ensure she is safe and well."
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.
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