Lincolnshire
September 18, 2020 12.05 pm

Search continues for murdered teen’s body

Police searching fields and river in Lincolnshire

Police continue to search in Lincolnshire and Peterborough for the body of a missing teenage girl after her parents appeared in court charged with her murder.

They’ve been searching this week for 17-year-old Bernadette Walker in fields in Cowbit in Lincolnshire, as well as in the River Welland and at a garage block in Walton, Peterborough.

She was reported missing from Peterborough on July 21 by her parents after she had not been seen for three days. She has still not been found.

Cambridgeshire Police confirmed on Friday, September 18 that there had been no updates with the investigation and searches continue.

Bernadette was reported missing from Peterborough on July 21 by her parents after she had not been seen for three days. Photo: Cambridgeshire Police

A ‘no-body’ murder investigation was launched by the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit on Friday, September 11.

Bernadette’s parents Scott and Sarah Walker, aged 50 and 37, both of Century Square in Millfield, Peterborough were charged with her murder in the early hours of the morning on Monday, September 14.

Police are searching for Bernadette Walker. Photo: Cambridgeshire Police

Police said that after appearing virtually at Peterborough Crown Court on Wednesday they were further remanded in custody for a plea and trial preparation hearing on November 30.

A provisional date for the start of a trial expecting to last two or three weeks has been set for March next year, according to the Peterborough Telegraph.

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