Natalie Jenkins Murder Investigation Moves to Reactive Phase
Main article content
Senior Officers leading the investigation into the disappearance of Natalie Jenkins have made the difficult decision to scale back following 18 months of extensive enquiries.
The investigation will move from a proactive to reactive investigation following thousands of lines of enquiries since her disappearance in December 2019.
Senior Investigation Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Mark Dimelow said: “A dedicated team of officers has worked tirelessly on this complex investigation and making the decision to scale back has been a very tough decision to make.
“Officers have done everything they can at this stage in the investigation and unfortunately there are still people out there who haven’t come forward with answers to push this investigation forward.
“Hopefully one day the people that withhold this information will do the right thing and come forward with the truth for the sake of Natalie’s family.
“We have recently spoken with Natalie’s family and explained the decision behind us scaling back the investigation and they understand that the Force will continue to appeal for information from the public and the investigation will be reviewed each year.
“Independent charity Crimestoppers is still offering a reward of up to £10,000 for information they receive that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the suspected murder of Natalie and they can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org”.
Over the last 18 months, officers have completed the below extensive lines of enquiries:
115 reported sightings of Natalie investigated
1.3 million people reached from the main Cleveland Police Facebook page alone with appeals and releases
Almost 7000 investigative actions completed
Over 130 sequences of CCTV footage reviewed
Almost 1200 statements taken
Nearly 1,500 exhibits seized and reviewed
Two males aged 41 and 18 were arrested as part of the investigation however they have now been released without charge.
Cleveland Police would like to thank members of the public for their support throughout this investigation and would urge anyone who knows anything regarding the disappearance of Natalie to please contact Cleveland Police on 101.