The family of missing chef Claudia Lawrence is making an Easter appeal to anyone who may know the whereabouts of their 35-year-old daughter. Claudia Lawrence has not been seen for more than three weeks. She was last seen March 18, after she finished work at the University of York’s Goodricke College; she has not been in contact with anybody since around 8.30pm that night.
“Ms Lawrence was educated at an independent girls’ school in York, later gaining a college catering qualification and working at hotels in the city before joining the university 18 months ago. She often worked 6am-2pm shifts, which meant a walk in the dark. Her mother offered to pay for a taxi; her father tried to lend her his car. She turned down both offers, saying that the exercise was good for her.”
Record of Claudia’s disappearance
Wednesday, March 18 5.57am: Filmed on CCTV arriving at work. 2.05pm: Leaves to walk home. 2.45pm: Colleague drops her off after stopping to give her a lift home. 3.05pm: Friend sees her walking back from nearby shops. 8.10pm: Phones her mother. 8.23pm: Sends text. 9.12pm: Receives text.
Thursday, March 19 6am: Fails to arrive for work. 9pm: Fails to meet friend for scheduled drink.
Friday, March 20 Morning: Police called after her father, contacted by her friend, goes to house.
Monday, March 23 Father appeals for help at press conference.
Tuesday, March 24 Father distributes leaflets on daughter’s route to work.
Wednesday, March 25 More than 100 officers and 70 members of search-and-rescue teams on the case. Forensic search teams in house. Police search open ground near route to work.
Thursday, March 26 University students put up posters around campus.