Suzy Lamplugh went missing in 1986 and is presumed dead – but what happened to Suzy Lamplugh’s family and where are they now?
Suzy’s disappearance is investigated by Emilia Fox and Professor David Wilson in this week’s In the Footsteps of Killers (Wednesday, June 16, 2021).
Here’s all you need to know.
Emilia Fox investigates the Suzy Lamplugh case in In the Footsteps of Killers (C4)
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Who was Suzy Lamplugh?
Suzy Lamplugh’s disappearance remains one of the most puzzling mysteries in recent history.
First, the 25-year-old real estate agent went missing from Fulham, London on July 28, 1986.
Suzy was never found again by the police and her body was never found.
Suzy was officially declared dead, presumed murdered, in 1994.
At the time of his death, there was no CCTV, no cell phone intelligence, and no DNA to help locate his killer.
Finally, no one has ever been charged with his kidnapping or murder.
Someone kidnapped and murdered Suzy Lamplugh in 1985 (YouTube credit)
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Suzy Lamplugh’s family: where are they now?
Tragically, Suzy’s parents, Diana and Paul, never saw their daughter again after her disappearance in 1986.
In The Vanishing of Suzy Lamplugh airing on C5 in 2020, Suzy’s brother Richard remembers how her parents walked the streets looking for their daughter.
They relentlessly called out his name, hoping someone would hear them.
Sadly, Diana and Paul died without finding out what happened to their daughter.
Suzy’s mother, Diana, died in 2011 after suffering a stroke, possibly as a result of her daughter’s disappearance.
The personal security activist was 75 years old at the time of her death.
Ms Lamplugh has campaigned on issues ranging from minicab safety to protecting victims of harassment.
Therefore, she obtained an OBE in 1992 after establishing the Suzy Lamplugh Trust.
In 2018, Suzy’s father Paul passed away in his sleep surrounded by his three remaining children, Richard, Tamsin and Lizzie.
Suzy’s father Paul Lamplugh has died without knowing what happened to his daughter (Splash)
Suzy Lamplugh’s family: What does her brother Richard say?
Suzy was one of four siblings.
She had a brother named Richard and two sisters named Tamsin and Lizzie.
Suzy’s brother Richard is frequently on TV asking for information about her sister’s whereabouts.
During an interview for In the Footsteps of Killers, he reveals the distress that his younger sister Suzy has no grave.
Speaking of his disappearance, he says, “You don’t want to believe that something really bad has happened to him.
“But your hope dies and you try to stay positive.
“She’s out there somewhere, but we have nowhere to remember her.
“We don’t have a grave or anything like that.
“It would be great to have a place where we could bury him.
Richard was 26 and working on a fish farm in Hertfordshire when his sister went missing.
Richard, now 61, lives in Aberdeen with his wife Christine and their daughters.
Suzy Lamplugh’s brother Richard still wants answers (C5)
On the trail of the killers on C4: Suzy Lamplugh
Emilia Fox and Professor David Wilson present this new C4 series about several unsolved murders.
In each episode, Silent Witness star Emilia and criminologist David Wilson reopen a closed case.
In the Footsteps of Killers uses the latest research in forensic and criminological science to shed new light on these troubling cases, looking for new leads the original investigation might have missed.
While visiting the scene of the crime, Emilia and David will interview witnesses, suspects, friends and family of the victims, and try to get a feel for what exactly happened.
This second episode subsequently sees the couple reexamine the disappearance of Suzy Lamplugh.
Above all, Emilia and David ask why the prime suspect has never been charged.
In the Footsteps of the Killers continues Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 10 p.m. on Channel 4.
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