Katrice Lee Disappearance; Arrest Made

Posted on September 25, 2019

She was out shopping with her mother Sharon at the Naafi store, near to where her father Richard, a soldier, was stationed.

Military police reportedly began searching a terraced house in the Moredon area of Swindon on Monday. An Army spokesman refused to give the gender or age of the arrested person, nor what they had been arrested on suspicion of. He said: “We can confirm that an arrest was made on 23 September by the Royal Military Police in connection with the disappearance of Katrice Lee in 1981. “As this is an ongoing investigation we cannot comment further at this stage.”

It is understood Katrice’s family has been informed of the arrest.

Last year, a section of a riverbank was excavated as part of renewed investigations in Katrice’s disappearance, but nothing was found. Katrice went missing while shopping for treats for a birthday party from the British military supermarket. Her mother realised in the checkout line she had forgotten crisps and asked Katrice’s sister to watch her. When she returned in what she has estimated was less than a minute, the toddler was gone. Her sister said she had run after her and she believed they were together.

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