THE FAMILY of missing Corrie McKeague are planning a Crimewatch-style walkthrough with the public to mark one year since the RAF airman went missing.
His mother, Nicola Urquhart, announced the recreation of his last hours with the words: “Now is not the time to sit quietly.”
She and other members of the family will retrace the 23-year-old’s steps on the evening of Sunday 24th September in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk – exactly 365 days since Corrie vanished.
She will be joined by Corrie’s brothers, Makeyan (corr) and Darroch and their uncle, Tony Wringe and has asked the public to join them.
The walkthrough will not involve police officers.
The family plan to start the walkthrough near the first bar Corrie went to that night right through to the dead-end horseshoe area where he was last spotted on CCTV.
The event has been arranged in the hope it will help rejig the memory of anyone that may been in the area at the time or heard something since Corrie disappeared.
Nicola, a serving police officer, announced the plans last night on the Find Corrie Facebook page.
She said: “On Sunday 24th of September it will be one year since Corrie disappeared.
“As the investigation continues, we would like to do something positive especially on this day, to assist the police in trying to find Corrie.
“So many of you kind people have sent us private messages offering suggestions of various things we could do on this day.
“Now is not the time to give up and sit quietly somewhere to remember Corrie.
“Information is what will find Corrie, we desperately need you for this.
“We welcome any opportunity to say hello and thank you to any of you that would like to come and meet us, but most importantly we want to do something constructive that helps find Corrie.
“Myself, Makeyan, Darroch and Tony will be on Langton Place, Bury St Edmunds, near So Bar, which is where Corrie started his night out, throughout the day/evening where we will be happy to walk you all the route that Corrie took that night ending at the horseshoe area, while explaining all the facts that we have to date.
“This is being done in the hope that we may jog someone’s memory that may have been out that night or has heard something since, or that after seeing the route and hearing the facts, may ask a question we have not thought of yet.
“We hope to see you then. Nicola, Makeyan, Corrie and Darroch.”
Hundreds of members from the group have left messages of support on the post.
Jackie Binns wrote: “Nicola I wish I could be there. I pray this jogs someone’s memory and it leads to some new information. Thinking of you.”
Anne Brogden said: “Thinking of you and boys. Can’t believe that’s nearly a year. So much has been done to try find Corrie.
“Let’s hope something comes from you and boys being there and someone remembers something that can find your lovely Son Corrie.
“Sending love and comfort to you all.”
And Nicky Evans wrote: “I pray this brings some positive news for you all. Such a courageous thing to do on a day that will be so sad. Sending love.”
Corrie went missing on September 24, 2016, following a night out with friends in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.
The airman, from Dunfermline, Fife, was last spotted on CCTV at 3.24am entering a refuse area and has not been seen since.
Police called off a 20 week search at a landfill site last month despite believing Corrie would be found there.
Officers believe Corrie was transported there in a bin lorry but halted the search while another police force review the investigation and decide what to do next.
Corrie’s girlfriend, April Oliver, gave birth to their daughter, Ellie-Louise in June – nine months after Corrie went missing.
The 21-year-old fitness instructor has since shared several photographs of Ellie on social media.