Published On: Thu, Nov 6th, 2014 on 12:35 am

Re-appeal launched to catch killer of Hebden Bridge teen Lindsay Jo Rimer

Lindsay Jo Rimer Appeal

Det Supt Simon Atkinson wants to find the killer(s) of Lindsay Jo Rimer (inset)

West Yorkshire Police has today re-launched an appeal to trace the killer or killers of a teenage girl from Hebden Bridge who went missing 20 years ago from tomorrow.

13-year-old schoolgirl Lindsay Jo Rimer was last seen in Hebden Bridge on 7 November, when she left her home on Cambridge Street to go to the shops.

She paused briefly at the Trades Club on Holme Street where she met her mum before going to the shop. CCTV from the shop on Crown Street showed her buying cornflakes at 10.22pm.

Lindsay Jo Rimer CCTV

It is not known what happened to her then. Her body was found five months later in the Rochdale Canal.

Detectives discovered she had been murdered, and carried out extensive enquiries, appealing for witnesses or anyone with information about the crime to come forward.

7 November will mark the 20th anniversary of her disappearance, and officers are appealing to the local community for help.

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.”

As part of the re-appeal, a video appeal and reconstruction of Lindsay’s last known movements has been released by the force.

The force will also ‘reconstruct’ the case using social media platform Twitter, starting tomorrow at 11am.

Det Supt Atkinson said: “All we know is that Lindsay’s body was found five months later on Wednesday April 12, 1995, with the ultimate indignity to her and to her family of her body being left to rot in a watery grave.

“Someone prepared to do this doesn’t deserve any protection. It is time they were brought to justice.”

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call detectives directly on 01924 334604, text on 07786 200805, or contact Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555111.

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