Cupar man’s appeal to help find his son

Corrie McKeague (photo courtesy of Suffolk Police)
Corrie McKeague (photo courtesy of Suffolk Police)

A Cupar dad has issued an emotional appeal for information about his serviceman son, who mysteriously disappeared over two weeks ago.

Corrie McKeague (23) vanished after a Friday night out with friends in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, on September 23.

The last sighting of him was at 3.24am the following morning, when he was captured on CCTV.

A senior aircraftman in the RAF, Corrie was posted to RAF Honington, 10 miles north of Bury St Edmunds, three years ago.

He was said to be happy in his job and enjoyed nights out in Bury St Edmunds.

Corrie’s sudden disappearance is said to be out of character and has sparked a massive search by Suffolk Police involving dogs.

Fears have been expressed that he may have been kidnapped.

Corrie’s dad, Martin, who lives in Cupar, is urging people to share Suffolk Constabulary’s official Facebook page in a desperate bid to find his “wee boy”.

He’s also asking people to share the poster issued by the police, saying that someone must know something and that he’d “do anything” to get his son back.

Suffolk Police are urging people to share Corrie’s story and image on social media and tell others about his disappearance.

They’re also trying to solve the mystery surrounding his mobile phone, a Nokia Lumia 435, which was traced at around 4.30am over 13 miles away.

It’s thought it must have been taken there in a vehicle and a bin lorry was known to be travelling the same route at about the same time. The phone hasn’t been seen since.

By all accounts, Corrie was in a good mood the night he disappeared, and was his usual friendly, outgoing self.

In a statement, Suffolk Police said: “Detectives are keeping an open mind as to what may have happened to him.

“At this stage nothing can be ruled out and police are still looking at whether Corrie attempted to walk home but wasn’t captured on CCTV, whether he may have willingly gone with someone else, perhaps in a vehicle, or that something else may have happened.

“There continues to be no evidence of criminality and nothing to indicate any third party involvement, however this continues to be subject to the ongoing investigation.”