A £10,000 reward has been offered for any information which leads to the conviction of someone for the suspected murder of Thornaby woman Natalie Jenkins.

The 32-year-old disappeared in December. 

A murder investigation was launched by Cleveland Police last week.

Crimestoppers, the charity which allows people to speak up anonymously, is now offering a £10,000 reward for information. 

Ruth McNee, North East Regional Manager at the charity Crimestoppers, said:

“This is a terribly sad case and our hearts go out to family and friends who are desperate for answers. Natalie was last seen just a few weeks before Christmas and we believe someone will know what has happened to her.

"We know that some people are often too scared to speak directly to the police for fear of revenge, which is why our charity is here to help. We have been taking information about crime anonymously for over 30 years and have always kept our promise of anonymity to the millions of people who have trusted us.

“Please do the right thing and if you know who’s responsible, speak up. We take information about crime each and every day and give a voice to those who would otherwise not be  heard. Everyone who contacts Crimestoppers stays 100 per cent anonymous. Always. Even if you think your information is insignificant, it could make all the difference.

“If you would like to speak to us anonymously our UK Contact Centre is open 24/7 on 0800 555 111 or you can use our anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. Together, we can help to have those behind Natalie’s death face up to their actions and help prevent other people from coming to such harm.”

Ms Jenkins was last seen at 7.55pm on Tuesday 10 December 2019 on Parliament Road in Middlesbrough.

She is believed to have links to nearby Stockton, as well as Middlesbrough, especially around the Newport area of the town.

While a body has not been found, Crimestoppers has been told by detectives that it is now feared that she has been murdered.

The Northern Echo:

Natalie Jenkins, who was last seen in December

She is described as being a white female, very slim build, around 5’ 5 with a fair complexion and straight brown hair, hazel eyes and a tattoo saying SWANNY on her neck and SWANN tattooed on her wrist.

Last week, her devastated mother made a heartfelt appeal for people to come forward. 

She said: “Someone knows what has happened to Natalie and if they come forward and tell police, I would help them.

“We will never stop looking for Natalie and this is never going to go away, I am asking for people to contact police if they have seen or heard anything that will bring my beautiful daughter home to me.”

Since Ms Jenkins’ disappearance, a dedicated team of officers working on the case have captured more than 1,000 hours of CCTV, carried out house-to-house enquiries and spoken to hundreds of people as part of the search.

If you have any information on who was responsible for Natalie Jenkins murder please contact Crimestoppers charity  anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through the untraceable Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

Information passed directly to police will not qualify for the reward.

The reward will only qualify if information is passed to Crimestoppers’ 0800 555 111 number or via the untraceable anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org***