Bid to unravel thriller of Scots teenager discovered lifeless close to Germany RAF base relaunches

Christina Menzies, sixteen, was strangled in 1993 however regardless of a Europe-broad attraction for assist nobody has ever been convicted of the crime.

However Royal Army Cops consider that with the passage of time the reply to fixing the case might now lie again within the UK.

Yesterday, on the twenty fourth anniversary of her homicide, investigators made renewed appeals on BBC TV’s Crimewatch Roadshow programme to seek out the killer.

Christina’s mother and father, John and Christine, had organized to satisfy their daughter after a disco at RAF Gutersloh – situated between Dortmund and Hanover – with some associates. 

They spoke to her briefly outdoors the membership and allowed her to return inside for a couple of minutes extra, intending to satisfy her later. However they by no means noticed her alive once more.

Recalling that point, Mr Menzies, who’s from Glasgow, stated: “It was utterly out of character for her, she would by no means have stayed out all night time and never have contacted us. We knew it was critical nevertheless it was a case of convincing the police.”

Christina’s physique was discovered wrapped in a Union Jack quilt together with an autobahn in Spexard, six miles from the bottom the place her father, an RAF administrator, was based mostly.

Mr Menzies, fifty eight, stated: “Christina was a beneficiant, variety and loving one that favored to assist different individuals.

“There was a whole lot of issues lacking in my life. My daughter would have grown to have a lifetime of her personal, she would have gone on to get married or have youngsters however that’s one thing that’s not occurred and my life has felt emptier for that.”

He’s now involved that because the British armed forces are set to lastly depart Germany subsequent yr, the solutions to the killing could also be forgotten as soon as and for all.

He has posted an attraction for assistance on Fb, prompting virtually 30,000 shares inside 24 hours. Mr Menzies stated: “It gained’t deliver Christina again however it might give her justice and would give us a sense of closure.

“The police are taking a look at every part with a recent pair of eyes, there is perhaps some individuals who knew issues on the time however couldn’t say something as a result of they have been defending pals or as a result of they weren’t requested. This is a chance for individuals to return ahead.

“I don’t need Christina and what occurred to get forgotten or to be left behind. I don’t need it to be parked underneath all of the unsolved instances in Germany, I would like it to be solved as soon as and for all so we will all get closure.

“If in case you have any info, regardless of how insignificant, please come ahead. It may be that police didn’t ask issues on the time which they might ask now.”

A soldier, Corporal Darren Fisher, was tried for homicide in 1994 however was discovered not responsible by a decide in 

Germany, prompting calls for for an inquiry into the investigation by a lot of MPs, together with George Galloway.

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