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Claudia Lawrence investigation

On 18 March 2021, it was 12 years since Claudia Lawrence disappeared without trace in York.

Contact information and supporting links

If you have any information that could assist the investigation, please contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1, and pass details to the Force Control Room, quoting "Claudia Lawrence".

Background to the disappearance of Claudia

Claudia was reported missing by her father Peter Lawrence on Friday 20 March 2009, after friends became concerned that they had not heard from her since Wednesday 18 March.

Claudia’s blue and grey Karrimor rucksack

In the effort to locate Claudia's missing rucksack, the investigation team want to hear about a similar rucksack that was spotted near the University of York at about 1pm on Thursday 19 March 2009.

Forensic re-examination of Claudia’s home

The forensic re-examination of Claudia's home supports the favoured theory that she left the house on the morning of Thursday 19 March 2009 without any obvious sign of a disturbance at the property.

Claudia Lawrence enquiry moves to reactive phase

Update 17 January 2017: The three year review by North Yorkshire Police of the investigation into the disappearance and suspected murder of Claudia Lawrence has now moved to a reactive phase which will review any new and compelling information that comes to light.