Hebden Bridge: Appeal Over Teen Murder 20 Years On
7 November 2014, 11:17
West Yorkshire Police have re-launched an appeal to trace the killer or killers of a teenage girl from Hebden Bridge who went missing 20 years ago.
Two decades have passed since 13-year-old school girl Lindsay Jo Rimer was last seen in the town, with the last known sighting of her being at just after 10.22pm at the Spa shop on Crown Street. Her body was found five months later in the Rochdale Canal. She had been murdered.
Since then detectives have carried out extensive enquiries, appealing for any witnesses or anyone with information about the terrible crime to come forward.
Detective Superintendent Simon Atkinson of the Protective Services (crime) department, said:
'Someone, somewhere knows what happened to Lindsay and I am appealing directly to that person to come forward and help me bring closure to Lindsay’s grieving family.
'For 20 years Lindsay’s family have had to live with the pain and the hurt of not knowing what happened to her as her killer continues to enjoy his or her liberty.
'Every time they pass someone in the street they might be thinking – ‘was it him’ or ‘was it her’. The pain of losing a loved one in this way has caused them immeasurable suffering and not knowing who did this makes it even worse.
'Lindsay was a young girl with her whole life ahead of her and no-one knows what she could have become – her killer or killers took that away from her.
'Over the years loyalties change. You may have had suspicions about a friend or a loved one back in 1994 but never came forward out a misguided sense of loyalty. I am appealing directly to you to come forward.
'The information may seem trivial to you but could be the final piece in the jigsaw needed to catch a killer.'
As part of the re-appeal a video appeal and reconstruction of Lindsay’s last known movements has been released by the force.