Today, 3 November 2023, marks 23 years since the day the body of 21-year-old Vicky Glass was discovered in Danby, North Yorkshire on 3 November 2000.
Vicky went missing on Sunday 24 September from Middlesbrough. She was last seen being dropped off by a taxi driver at 4am on Union Street at the junction with Eshwood Square in the town.
A large-scale murder investigation was launched following the discovery of Vicky’s body. A number of arrests were made, but no-one has ever been charged in connection with Vicky’s disappearance and murder.
Cleveland police conducted a detailed review of the case in 2021, and the investigation was relaunched. In 2022, detectives leading the investigation returned to Danby, appealing to the community for information.
Part of the re-appeal for information involved a plea for information to help identify a lorry driver who was seen with Vicky Glass just hours before her disappearance. Officers from the new investigation team also released unearthed CCTV footage of Vicky in the hours before her disappearance.
Officers spoke to hundreds of people following the appeals, gathering a significant amount of information and speaking to a number of people in connection with the identity of the lorry driver.
Despite all of this information and help from the public, the identity of the lorry driver remains unknown, and Cleveland Police have still not been able to successfully conclude this case.
Detective Chief Inspector Peter Carr, said: "Today represents another year having passed since the tragic discovery of the body of Vicky Glass. Another year for Vicky’s family to endure the pain of not knowing what happened to her. The suffering that must bring to a family is unimaginable and I am in awe of the bravery they continue to show.”
“The investigation team remains wholeheartedly committed to finding out what happened to Vicky and delivering justice for her family.
“However, to achieve this we need the support of the public, and I am appealing once again to anyone who has any information to please come forward and speak to Cleveland Police.
“As I have said before, allegiances change over the years, so I really hope that this year, someone out there finds it in their heart to get in touch and tell us what they know.
“Someone out there knows something, and I say to that person – please come and speak to us. Please help us find out what happened to Vicky – not for us, but for her grieving family.”