Who is Bernadette Walker? (Suspect Arrested) Biography, Wiki, Age
Bernadette Walker, 17, was reported missing from Peterborough on July 21 after she had not been seen for three days.
A man, 50, has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a teenage girl went missing seven weeks ago.
A ‘no body’ murder investigation was declared yesterday after all search operations failed, police from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit revealed.
DCI Jerry Waite said: ‘Due to the length of time Bernadette has been missing and concerns that she may have suffered harm, we made the decision to declare this a murder investigation yesterday morning.
“While we hope to find Bernadette alive and well, there is a possibility that this may not be the case, therefore my team and I will do our best to find out what happened to her and bring the violators to justice.”
A man in his 50s from Peterborough is currently in custody on suspicion of Bernadette’s murder.
In August, Bernadette’s mother Sarah told PeterboroughMatters.com: ‘I can’t eat or sleep well. I miss and love my older princess so much that she is missing her little sister, that she has already learned to smile and coo. ‘
She revealed that she hadn’t had any contact from her daughter since 1 a.m. on July 20, when Bernadette texted her to tell her she was on her way home.
Bernadette has not accessed social media since then and no friends have heard from her.
Her family originally thought she had taken spare clothes, but has since found the items under the schoolgirl’s bed.
Bernadette is described as having a medium build with medium brown, medium ginger blonde hair.
She has facial piercings and two homemade tattoos.
Anyone with information on Bernadette’s whereabouts or what has happened to her is urged to contact the police using the online chat feature or by calling 101 and quoting Operation Penshaw.