Fourteen Years Later

Crime Files

Fourteen Years Later

There were no sort of enemies, there were no major boyfriends who would do this. They had nobody to pin it on.

Richard Lamplugh, Suzy’s brother

With no body, no motive and no suspect, the Lamplugh’s, seeking closure on their ordeal; decide to go to the High Court to obtain a ruling that Suzy can officially be declared deceased. In February 1994 it’s granted. Now their grieving can begin. It takes a further six years for the police to reopen their investigation and look once more into Suzy’s disappearance. As it remains one of the highest profile unsolved cases in police history, they are hopeful that advancements in forensics may shed some light.

In 2000 Jim Dickie is appointed the Senior Investigating Officer and given the task of reading through the case-files. It’s a large but crucial task. There’s one name that came up in the initial 1986 enquiry, which keeps cropping up. John David Guise Cannan.