Video: New leads in Lindsay Rimer murder case

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Murder detectives are working on important new leads in the two-decade hunt for Lindsay Jo Rimer’s killer.

Lead investigator Detective Superintendent Simon Atkinson is now desperate to find “that one golden nugget of information that will finally crack the case” 21 years after she was discovered.

Detective Superintendent Simon Atkinson at the Lindsay Rimer press conference in Hebden Bridge

Detective Superintendent Simon Atkinson at the Lindsay Rimer press conference in Hebden Bridge

The West Yorkshire Police Homicide and Major Enquiry officer said: “We did a massive round of publicity on the 20th anniversary of Lindsay’s body being found last year and that helped generate some important leads that we are following up.

“We have been working with a forensic provider in Canada who has generated some new forensic leads which we hope may lead to the identification of Lindsay’s killer.

“Over two decades have passed since Lindsay went missing and despite the passage of time publicity like this really does help.”

Following the 20th anniversary, police spoke to a man who was in the final CCTV footage of Lindsay, who they had never heard from before.

Det Supt Atkinson is urging people with information to come forward, “whether they lived here in the past or worked here in the past and is holding somebody’s dark secret.

“This is a very close-knit community. I struggle to believe Lindsay simply vanished from the face of the earth.

“People’s allegiance’s may also have changed – perhaps you harboured suspicions about someone back then, but didn’t feel you could come forward.”

He also asked anyone with a criminal past, or who has been in prison, to tell police or Crimestoppers if someone they once met has admitted the murder.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives directly on 01924 334604.

Alternatively contact Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555111.