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Missing Teenager Rebecca Watts found murdered.
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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2015, 06:47:34 AM »
22.02.2015

Rebecca Watts missing: Concerns grow for teenager, 16, not seen since Thursday

12:16, 22 February 2015 By Sam Webb

Police have issued an appeal for information about a missing teenager who has not been heard from since Thursday.

Rebecca Watts, 16, went missing from the Crown Hill area of Bristol on Thursday February 19.

An Avon and Somerset Constabulary spokesperson said: "It is out of character for her not to contact someone if she is not returning home."


Search: Rebecca Watts, 16, has gone missing from Bristol

Rebecca is described as a white girl, aged 16, about 5ft 4ins of slim build with long reddish hair (her hair is a slightly different colour from that in the picture).

She may also be wearing a blue puffa-style jacket.

Rebecca was last seen in the Crown Hill area of Bristol

The spokesperson added: "We would like Rebecca or anyone who knows where she is to contact us to confirm she is alright."

If you are able to help, please call us on the force number 101, quoting the reference MP 591/15.
Rebecca was last seen in the Crown Hill area of Bristol

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/rebecca-watts-missing-concerns-grow-5208444


24.02.2015

Missing Rebecca Watts' dad 'fears the worst' as he makes heartbreaking appeal for her to come home

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/missing-rebecca-watts-dad-fears-5222741


Tearful plea from family of missing Becky Watts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31lCKsc2W6s


25.02.2015

Rebecca Watts missing: 'It's been hell on earth' says teenager's father in heartbreaking radio interview

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/rebecca-watts-missing-its-been-5228878


26.02.2015

Rebecca Watts missing: Dad posts disturbing Facebook message urging women to look for daughter's blood on partners' underwear

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/rebecca-watts-missing-dad-posts-5234653

26.02.2015

Rebecca Watts missing: Mum reveals teenager disappeared on her brother's birthday

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/rebecca-watts-missing-mum-reveals-5237741

26.02.2015

Rebecca Watts missing: Friends claim schoolgirl sent text message stating 'who would miss me if I disappeared'

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/rebecca-watts-missing-friends-claim-5237904


26.02.2015

Rebecca Watts missing: Recap updates as police search for vulnerable teenager continues

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/rebecca-watts-missing-recap-updates-5233756


26.02.2015

Rebecca Watts missing: Madeleine McCann sniffer dogs join hunt for teenager as parents' home searched

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/rebecca-watts-missing-madeleine-mccann-5239716


Rebecca Watts missing: Recap updates as police search for vulnerable teenager continues

Becky Watts has been missing for a week, and yesterday police launched a social media campaign to find her using the hashtag #FindBecky

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/rebecca-watts-missing-recap-updates-5233756
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Re: Missing Teenager Rebecca Watts found murdered.
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2015, 01:11:04 PM »
27 February 2015

Missing Rebecca Watts: Park lake is searched

A lake is being searched as police attempt to locate a teenager who has been missing for more than a week.



Rebecca Watts, 16, was reported missing after not returning to her home in St George, Bristol, eight days ago.

She left home with her mobile phone and laptop but without a change of clothes. Her disappearance is described as "completely out of character".

Police are searching the lake in St George Park. They have previously searched Troopers Hill nature reserve.

The family home has also been scoured by forensic officers.

Rebecca's father Darren Galsworthy and stepmother Anjie were taken from the property before the search, which police described as "standard practice".

Police have also said the search of the lake in St George Park is "routine" and they have "no specific intelligence" about the area.

Rebecca, known as Becky, is described as white, 5ft 4in (1.6m) tall, with long red hair. It is thought she was wearing a blue puffa-style jacket on the day she went missing.

Despite hundreds of leaflets being handed out and several searches organised by members of the public, there has been no sign of the teenager.

Police have also used social media extensively in a bid to track her down using the Twitter hashtag #findbecky.

Officers claim the campaign has reached about two million people.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-31660282
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« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2015, 01:16:02 PM »
Missing Bristol teenager: Hopes starting to fade for missing Rebecca Watts

By Bath Chronicle  |  Posted: February 27, 2015



Police from three different forces are involved in the desperate search for missing Bristol teenager Rebecca Watts.

Sniffer dogs, mounted police, a helicopter and forensic teams are among those trying to find a clue as to the whereabouts of the 16 year old.

But more than a week after Becky seemingly vanished from her St George home, police admitted that they were no further forward in their bid to find her.

Last night there had still been no confirmed sightings of Becky, who left home without any money or a change of clothes but with her phone, laptop and tablet computers.

Her granddad, John Galsworthy, told the Bristol Post yesterday that hope was diminishing but the family were determined to stay positive in the search for her.

The 72-year-old, from Easton, said: "As you can imagine, as time goes by hope diminishes. But we are trying to keep positive with the hope it might come to a successful conclusion.

"It is hard, but we are really hoping she has just run away and that she will return safely. At least that would be something.

"Not knowing anything at all is the worst possibility. We are all doing what we can and looking after each other, and trying to remain positive."

Detective Inspector Richard Ocone, who is leading the investigation, said the Avon and Somerset force was being given help from South Wales and Wiltshire constabularies in their search yesterday.

Asked if they were any closer to finding out where Becky was, he responded: "No. We remain very concerned for her safety. We would like to make sure she is safe and return her to the family as soon as we possibly can."

He said possible sightings had been reported to police but no information had significantly taken officers forward in terms of finding Becky.

Det Insp Ocone said police were still in the process of trying to work out what happened on the morning of Becky's disappearance. She was last seen at her Crown Hill home.

"We think she left the house sometime between 11am and 12 noon," he said.

"There were other people within the house at the time (that she left). We are trying to establish at the moment if anyone in the house saw her leave.

"We don't believe that anyone actually saw her leave the house, but we are trying to work that out."

Det Insp Ocone said the others in the house were family members but would not confirm how many of them there were, or their identities.

Forensic investigations continued at the family home. Becky's dad Darren Galsworthy and his wife Anjie have moved out while police search it.

Sniffer dogs went in and bags of evidence were brought out yesterday.

Officers combed open space at nearby Troopers Hill yesterday, then moved on to nearby Netham Park.

Det Insp Ocone insisted the search was still "very much a missing person enquiry", adding: "We have nothing to show that Rebecca has come to any harm and clearly we would like to find her and return her as quickly as we can."

Becky is white, around 5ft 4in tall and slim. She has long, red or auburn hair and is very striking.

Anyone with any information can contact police on 101 quoting reference MP 591/15 or alternatively information can be left anonymously on Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Police have also launched an online appeal using the hashtag #findbecky.

http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/8203-Missing-Bristol-teenager-Hopes-starting-fade/story-26093880-detail/story.html
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« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2015, 01:17:27 PM »

Somerset Police provide an update on the search for missing 16-year-old Rebecca Watts, as concerns over his disappearance continue to grow.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/video/news/video-1163162/Somerset-Police-Searches-underway-Rebecca-Watts.html
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« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2015, 02:18:36 PM »
Rebecca Watts missing: Family say missing teen's father hasn't slept or eaten for a week

13:31, 27 February 2015 By Sam Webb

Becky's aunt Sarah says Darren Galsworthy is a "complete shell of himself"

The family of Becky Watts say the teenager's father has not eaten or slept since his daughter disappeared more than a week ago.

Becky, 16, was last seen at dad Darren Galsworthy's home on Thursday February 19 and has not been spotted or heard from since.

Forensics officers have been meticulously searching the house he shares with wife Anjie, 49, since Wednesday, and the couple have been moved into a 'safe house'.

Darren's sister Sarah Broom posted a photograph on Facebook of her brother in happier times, next to one of him during the search for Becky in recent days.

She said he was "half the man he was" after comments flooded in in the wake of Darren, 51, posting an unusual Facebook message suggesting Becky could be the victim of a sex attack.

Wednesday's note - written it in block capital letters and repeated three times in just 11 minutes - asked women to watch out for blood on family member's underwear.

It also comes after police started to search open water near her home today.


Gaunt: The father of missing teenager Rebecca Watts, Darren Galsworthy joins people who have voluntered to help search for his daughter

Writing on Facebook, Sarah said he's a "complete shell of himself - the same as we'd all be with the other half of us missing".

She added: "So please next time someone passes judgement, just share this photo and remind them what their looking at now is a man that hasn't eaten, hasn't slept, nor functioned properly for the last 7 days!!

"Love you bro."

She said the family - who were in a "living hell" - were searching landfills and open spaces for clues.

She added: "Somehow, we are still continuing to fight.

"As a family we are doing everything possible to find Becky. From morning to night we use all we have, yet we find ourselves in this living hell.

"Our aim is to just to find Becky safe."

Relative Denise Galsworthy, 57, called Darren a "loving and hard-working father".

She said he cared for his wife Anjie, who suffered from multiple sclerosis, and said they were just "an ordinary family thrust into a horror of a nightmare".

Writing on her Facebook page she said: "We may say something, may do something that people not in our position think strange, but we are human beings whose world has suddenly been turned upside down in one of the worst possible ways.

Her father is a hard working ordinary man, raising his children in a sick and sometimes unbelievably cruel world.

The family's comments have come to light as police started to search open water near Becky's home.

Officers in waterproof gear waded into a pond at St George's Park, but said the search was "routine" and they were not acting on specific intelligence.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/rebecca-watts-missing-family-say-5242800
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« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2015, 02:55:07 PM »
Avon and Somerset Constabulary

27 February 2015

The search for missing Rebecca Watts has intensified again today as concerns grow for her whereabouts and safety.

On Tuesday (24/02) Detective Superintendent Liz Tunks, head of the Major Crime Investigation Unit, took over as the senior investigating officer (SIO) in this case.

D/Supt Tunks is speaking with national policing experts in the field of missing people to ensure that all possible tactics are being considered.



Detective Inspector Richard Ocone who has led the investigation up to this time is working closely with D/Supt Tunks as her Deputy SIO.

DI Ocone said:

“We are still treating this investigation as a missing person enquiry and we are committed to finding Becky and returning her home, but we need to cover every eventuality."

“The local community will see an increased policing presence as the investigation enters its second week, including additional specialist search officers from neighbouring forces drafted in to assist us.

“We are carrying out a detailed forensic search of Becky’s home where she was last seen to make sure there is nothing we have missed, and intensifying our search of the local area so no stone is left unturned.

“I would still appeal to anyone who may have information who has not yet spoken to us, to do so immediately on 101 or through the online form on our website.

“We will continue to push hard on our social media campaign and I ask everyone on Twitter to get behind our #FindBecky.

“Finally, I would like to thank the members of the public who have already come forward and given us information regarding this investigation.”

We have drafted in specialist search dogs from South Wales Police and colleagues from Wiltshire Police, Devon and Cornwall Police and Gloucestershire Police.

Today (27/02) we will also be carrying out specialist open water searches at the pond in St George’s Park. This is a routine part of any high risk missing person investigation and is not based on any specific intelligence.

These searches may extend to nearby lakes and rivers if required.

We will also be continuing extensive house to house enquiries in the local area and will keep a visible presence in the community close to Becky’s home address.

Rebecca, known as Becky, 16, has not been since last Thursday morning (19/02) when she was at her home address on Crown Hill, St George, Bristol.

Anyone with information should call 101 or 999. Alternatively, information can be passed to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

https://www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/newsroom/help-us-to-find-missing-rebecca-(16)/search-for-missing-rebecca-watts-intensifies/
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« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2015, 03:05:41 PM »
Welsh police involved in search for missing Bristol teenager Becky Watts



South Wales Police officers are now involved in the search for missing teenager Becky Watts.

27 February 2015

Officers from South Wales Police are among those searching for a teenage girl from Bristol who disappeared eight days ago.

Rebecca Watts, 16, known as Becky, was last seen at her house in Crown Hill in St George, Bristol, on the morning of February 19th.

She left home with her phone, laptop and tablet computer but did not tell friends or family where she was going, or take extra clothing.

Avon and Somerset Police have been searching for the teenager since she was reported missing by her family at 4pm on February 20th.

Detective Inspector Richard Ocone, who is leading the investigation, said Becky disappeared between 11am and 12pm.

"From our perspective this is completely out of character," he said.

"She has not taken anything that would suggest she was going to stay away for a long period of time."

Officers are combing woodland and open spaces near Becky's home, along with house-to-house inquiries, and have searched her neighbour's gardens and outhouses.

Searches at a nature reserve, Troopers Hill in Bristol, have now concluded without anything of significance found.

Mr Ocone confirmed the search was currently remaining in the "Bristol and Greater Bristol area".



A leaflet asking for information asking for information and to raise awareness about the disappearance of missing teenager Rebecca Watts. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire


Hundreds of leaflets have been printed and a social media campaign, using the hashtag #FindBecky, has been launched by the force.

Mr Ocone said the social media campaign had been far-reaching, with almost 400,000 viewing tweets and 22,000 engaging with them by retweeting, favouriting or clicking on them.

More than two million people around the world have seen the campaign on Facebook, with 30,959 shares including in Goa, New Zealand and America.

Facebook Ads have been used to target people in the Bristol area, reaching more than 21,000 and directing hundreds to the #FindBecky page on the force website.

Mr Ocone added: "We hope that this large online presence will lead to someone remembering something from the area or days following Becky's disappearance.

"We know that Becky is very keen on social media, as are most girls her age, and so we want our online communities to help us keep our appeal for information running."

Becky is described as 5ft 4in and slim, with long, bright red hair and was wearing a dark navy blue Puffa jacket with fabric sleeves.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Avon and Somerset Police on 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

http://www.itv.com/news/wales/2015-02-27/welsh-police-involved-in-search-for-missing-bristol-teenager-becky-watts/
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« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2015, 04:51:06 PM »
Rebecca Watts missing: Family blasts vile internet trolls as search drags on

Becky's aunt Sarah says Darren Galsworthy is a "complete shell of himself"

The family of missing Becky Watts have slammed internet "trolls" who have posted cruel comments about her father.

Becky, 16, was last seen at dad Darren Galsworthy's home on Thursday February 19 and has not been spotted or heard from since.

Forensics officers have been searching the house he shares with wife Anjie, 49, since Wednesday, and the couple have been moved into a 'safe house'.

Darren's sister Sarah Broom posted a photograph on Facebook of her brother in happier times, next to one of him during the search for Becky in recent days.

She said he was "half the man he was" and accused "narrow minded people" of conducting a "witch hunt".


Gaunt: The father of missing teenager Rebecca Watts, Darren Galsworthy joins people who have voluntered to help search for his daughter


The comments come after Darren, 51, posted a Facebook message suggesting Becky could be the victim of a sex attack on Wednesday.

The note - written it in block capital letters and repeated three times in just 11 minutes - asked women to watch out for blood on family member's underwear.

It also comes after police started to search open water near her home today.

Writing on Facebook, Sarah said: "Just for all those trolls that said my brother 'looks like' - and whatever word or phrase their shallow mind chose to put next - this is my brother before this living hell.

"As you can see, half the man he was - a complete shell of himself! - the same as we'd all be with the other half of us missing.

"So please next time someone passes judgement, just share this photo and remind them what their looking at now is a man that hasn't eaten, hasn't sleep, nor functioned properly for the last 7 days!!

"Because people only see what their s**t blurred eyes choose to, and not what a person really is or was! Love you bro."

She said the family - who were in a "living hell" - were searching landfills and open spaces for clues.

Writing on Thursday, she added: "I know there has been so many trolls having a say, speculating and making up their own theories, writing comments on things they really know nothing about!

"These last few days has, as a family has really took all we are yet somehow we still are continuing to keep fight!

"As a family we are doing everything possible to find Becky. From morning to night we use all we have yet we find ourselves in this living hell, made up with narrow minded people!

"This isn't a witch hunt. Our aim is to just to find Becky safe.

"I can't bear to read some of these comments without commenting back, protecting my family, but it's just taking away time and strength I could be using to spend every second looking for my niece!"

Relative Denise Galsworthy, 57, also criticised "ignorant" people who were judging Darren, and called him a "loving and hard-working father".

She said he cared for his wife Anjie, who suffered from multiple sclerosis, and said they were just "an ordinary family thrust into a horror of a nightmare".


Gratitude: The father of missing teenager Rebecca Watts, Darren Galsworthy embraces a man who has arrived to help search for his daughter


Writing on her Facebook page she said: "We may say something, may do something that people not in our position think strange, but we are human beings whose world has suddenly been turned upside down in one of the worst possible ways.

"Her father is a hard working ordinary man, raising his children in a sick and sometimes unbelievably cruel world.

"So, this 'nasty dodgy looking man' is a loving, hard-working father who is also caring for a very ill wife, in a very ordinary house, in a very ordinary street - hardly news worthy,or gossip material, but TRUE.

"So if you don't want to help that's fine, but don't please break down those who desperately want their daughter/niece/granddaughter/sister/cousin home safely."

The family's comments have come to light as police started to search open water near Becky's home.

Officers in waterproof gear waded into a pond at St George's Park, but said the search was "routine" and they were not acting on specific intelligence.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/rebecca-watts-missing-family-blasts-5244142
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« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2015, 07:20:19 PM »

Missing Bristol teenager: Police rule out murder enquiry after eight days without sighting of Becky Watts

Police insisted tonight the disappearance of Becky Watts was being treated a missing person enquiry and not a murder investigation.

By The Bristol Post  |  Posted: February 27, 2015


Detective Inspector Richard Ocone ruled out it being a criminal investigation, despite it being taken over by the head of Avon and Somerset’s Major Crime Investigation Unit.

He said: “We need to realise that we are eight days in and that she has not been seen for eight days. She’s a 16-year-old girl, shy, timid.

“Clearly we are extremely worried about her well-being and that’s what we are focused on – trying to find her and return her.

“But this is absolutely a missing person enquiry at this stage. It is not a murder enquiry.

“Clearly the eight days that have passed lead me to be extremely concerned about her welfare.

“We are using family liaison officers who are highly trained in dealing with these situations and they have been working with the family since the early part of the week.”

He confirmed that nearly nine days on from her disappearance and despite extensive searches in Bristol and online campaigns – there still had been no confirmed sightings of Becky since she left her Crown Hill home in St George last Thursday.

Police are keeping tight-lipped over what happened leading up to Becky going missing.

“We know Rebecca was at home that morning. We believe she went out during the late morning and left the house and that really is the last sighting we have got of her,” he said.

He refused to comment on speculation that no one saw her leave the home and just heard her music turned off and the front door shut.

Other family members were in the Crown Hill home at the time, but DI Ocone declined to comment on who was there and said: “There is nothing more I can tell you about that at the moment”.

“The problem in this case is up to that morning she is a very prolific user of her phone and social media,” the detective said.

“At the time we believe she left the family address there is no further use on it.

“Some of our specialists are still working on the phone, but at this moment we have not been able to track that any further.”

Officers from other police forces including South Wales, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, and Devon and Cornwall have joined in the search – although police will not say exactly how many officers have been looking for Becky.

“It’s still very much a missing person investigation and there is lots of searching taking place. We have got lots of support from other forces in the area and bought a lot of officers into the area to help us.

“You are going to see considerable activity over the weekend. We have put in significant amount of resources to assist this search. The activity you have seen is purely routine.”

He said officers would be carrying on house-to-house enquiries, open land searches and forensics at her home.

http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Missing-Bristol-teenager-Police-rule-murder/story-26095760-detail/story.html
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« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2015, 11:35:59 AM »
Rebecca Watts missing: Father's car searched as family slam internet trolls ''making up theories''

23:57, 27 February 2015 By Richard Smith

Forensic experts examined a red Land Rover Discovery on Darren Galsworthy’s front drive as the hunt for Becky, who disappeared 10 days ago, continued



Police investigating the disappearance of Rebecca Watts today searched the Land Rover of her father Darren Galsworthy.

Rebecca, 16, vanished 10 days ago and the police are growing increasingly concerned for her safety.

Forensic experts examined a red R-reg Land Rover Discovery on Darren’s front drive.

An onlooker said: “The forensic guys were carrying torches and seemed to be taking samples.

"They gave the car a proper going over.”

Divers also spent hours chest deep in a lake a mile from the family home – which is being searched as well.

And today major crime investigation unit boss Det Supt Liz Tunks took control of the investigation.

Her deputy, Det Insp Richard Ocone, said: “We are treating this as a missing person inquiry and we are committed to finding Becky but we need to cover every eventuality.”

Rebecca's distraught family blasted internet trolls for jibes about her dad and “making up theories”.

As Rebecca’s family waited for news, Darren’s sister Sarah Broom hit out at comments about him online.

She wrote on Facebook: “I know there has been so many trolls having a say, speculating and making up their own theories, writing comments on things they know nothing about!

“As a family we are doing everything possible to find Becky. From morning to night we use all we have yet we find ourselves in this living hell, made up with narrow minded people!”

She also posted pictures showing how Darren, 51, was “a shell of himself” since Rebecca had vanished.

Relative Denise Galsworthy added: “Her father is an ordinary man, raising his children in an unbelievably cruel world. This ‘nasty dodgy looking man’ is a loving, hard-working father.”

Rebecca – retaking her GCSEs – lives with Darren and step-mum Anjie, 49, in Crown Hill, St George, Bristol.

She was last seen at home between 11am and 12pm last Thursday. She was reported missing by family at 4pm the next day.

Her laptop and phone were gone but all her clothes and make-up were still there. Darren and Anjie were moved to a safe house.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/rebecca-watts-missing-fathers-car-5246147
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« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2015, 02:13:52 PM »
Missing Rebecca Watts' family in new Bristol search

28 February 2015

Some 150 friends and family of Rebecca Watts, missing for over a week, have gathered in Bristol to look for her.

It comes as police continue to search a lake in St George's Park and say the operation could be extended to nearby lakes and rivers.

Rebecca was reported missing after failing to return to her home in Crown Hill, St George, on 19 February.

Detectives have previously searched Troopers Hill nature reserve as well as her family home.

On Friday Det Supt Liz Tunks, head of Avon and Somerset Police's major crime investigation unit, took over the case and said she was consulting missing people experts to ensure "all possible tactics are being considered".

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-31672663

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« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2015, 02:28:09 PM »
Rebecca Watts search uncovers laptop in Bristol park

28 February 2015 Last updated at 13:17


A laptop computer was found by members of the public searching for Rebecca Watts

A laptop computer has been found during the search for missing 16-year-old Rebecca Watts in Bristol.

The machine has been given to police who are yet to comment on whether it is significant, but the force said Rebecca went missing with her own computer.

Some 150 friends and family of Rebecca - missing for more than a week - are searching on the Oldbury Court estate.

It comes as police continue to search a lake in St George Park and say they may also trawl nearby lakes and rivers.

Rebecca was reported missing after failing to return to her home in Crown Hill, St George, on 19 February.


Friends, family and local residents gathered at Oldbury Court estate to join the search


Rebecca Watts was reported missing nine days ago Avon and Somerset Police previously said she took her laptop and mobile phone with her but no clothing or make-up.

John Galsworthy, her grandfather, said the family were trying to remain strong as the search intensified.

Addressing those who had gathered, he said: "We are broadening the search.

"There are groups separate to ours who are going out using their own initiative, going wherever necessary to try and find her.

"We are continuing in the hope there may be something discovered today. We want everyone to keep their eyes and ears open."

Detectives have previously searched Troopers Hill nature reserve as well as her family home, which is close to St George Park.

On Friday Det Supt Liz Tunks, head of Avon and Somerset Police's major crime investigation unit, took over the case and said she was consulting missing people experts to ensure "all possible tactics are being considered".

As part of the search, Mr Galsworthy said more than 6,000 leaflets had been printed, with around 1,500 more expected to be delivered next week.


At the scene: Maddy Ware, BBC Points West

Becky's family was joined by friends and also members of the public who have never met Becky but have been moved by the story.

The family asked those joining the search to look for a laptop, a black iPhone and a dark-coloured puffa-style jacket.

Becky's grandfather also said it was important for the family to keep busy as they try to stay positive and maintain their hope she'll be found safe and well.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-31672663
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Re: Missing Teenager Rebecca Watts found murdered.
« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2015, 02:58:23 PM »
Thank you for all these updates, Spam
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Re: Missing Teenager Rebecca Watts found murdered.
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2015, 03:11:03 PM »
Thank you for all these updates, Spam

And from me too.  A jolly good effort.