Twitter hunt in 1990s murder case

Police are reconstructing the unsolved 20-year-old murder of a 13-year-old girl using Twitter to try and find her killer.

West Yorkshire Police says it the first time it has used what it calls a “tweeconstruction” in this way.

Lindsay Jo Rimer went missing in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, 20 years ago this week. Her body was found in a canal in the Pennine town five months later.

Officers have launched a fresh video appeal in an attempt to identify Lindsay’s killer and complement their tweeconstruction.

The last known sighting of Lindsay was just after 10.22pm at the Spa shop on Crown St, in the town.

Detective Superintendent Simon Atkinson said: “We are looking to spread the message as far and wide as possible, by using traditional and less traditional media to have the maximum impact possible.

“I would urge everyone to watch the video and, where possible, to join in with our tweeconstruction by retweeting our messages.

“Someone, somewhere knows what happened to Lindsay and I am appealing directly to that person to come forward and help me bring closure to Lindsay’s grieving family.”

On November 7, 1994, Lindsay left her home on Cambridge St, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, to go to the shops. She paused briefly at the Trades Club on Holme St, where she met her mother before buying cornflakes. It is not known what happened to her after this.

Her body was found five months later.

-Twitter users can follow the tweeconstruction at:  


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