A cold case team set up to investigate the murders of young women on Teesside is hoping new evidence will help deliver justice for another family.

Vicky Glass was one of three women who went missing over a four-year period in the Middlesbrough area.

The 21-year-old, Rachel Wilson and Donna Keogh all disappeared without a trace.

Although Vicky’s body was found just a few weeks after she was murdered, Rachel’s remains were left undiscovered for more than a decade while the heart-breaking wait for Donna’s parents continues.

The Northern Echo: Vicky GlassVicky Glass

Donna Keogh, 17, went missing after a Middlesbrough house party in April 1998 and her body has never been found.

Her devastated family made a formal complaint about Cleveland Police’s initial investigation into their daughter’s disappearance and successfully campaigned for a renewed manhunt to take place.

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The review identified that around the time of Donnas' disappearance, she was seen in the Hartington Road, Aske Road and Bow Street areas of Middlesbrough.

In 2018, a specialist search team started work at a former allotment site near to Troon Close, Middlesbrough, in an attempt to locate her remains. The team a week in the area but did not recover her body.

The Northern Echo: Donna Keogh has been missing since April 1998Donna Keogh has been missing since April 1998

To support the investigation, visit www.finddonna.co.uk to view details about Donna’s life, her disappearance and the police’s ongoing investigation.

Vicky Glass was the next young woman to disappear – she was last seen alive in September 2000.

Her body was found in Danby, North Yorkshire, two months later. She had been dumped in a stream on the outskirts of the rural village.

Four people have been arrested in connection with Vicky’s murder since 2000, but all have been released with no further action.

Information about Vicky and the case are available here: www.vickyglass.co.uk

The third victim, Rachel Wilson, 19, disappeared in June 2002 and her skeleton was discovered on farmland in Middlesbrough ten years later.

The Historical Investigation Unit (HIU) at Cleveland Police, which is funded by a Home Office special grant, was established in 2018 to reinvestigate the murders.

The Northern Echo: Rachel Wilson was murdered in May 2002Rachel Wilson was murdered in May 2002

The unit was funded and launched following a number of independent reviews and pressure from families after the force acknowledged there were ‘shortfalls’ with the initial investigations.

It has helped to deliver justice for Rachel Wilson’s family when Keith Hall was sentenced to 18 and a half years in prison last year.

Hall, of Lambton Road, Grove Hill, Middlesbrough, previously pleaded not guilty to murder but entered a guilty plea to a charge of manslaughter on the day his trial was due to start.

The 62-year-old had been the focus of Cleveland Police's attention throughout the investigation but it had taken them years to finally secure justice for Rachel and her family.

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