Police have taken to Twitter to help track down the murderer of a schoolgirl in a case which has frustrated detectives for over two decades.
On Saturday (8 November), West Yorkshire Police launched what it called a “Tweeconstruction” - short for Twitter-reconstruction - of murdered 13-year-old Lindsay Jo Rimer's final hours.
The campaign took social media users through Rimer's last known whereabouts before her disappearance, in a bid to jog their memories.
The reconstruction featured a YouTube video from detective superintendent Simon Atkinson who stated that he was “desperate to close the case and bring closure to Lindsay’s grieving family”.
— WestYorkshire Police (@WestYorksPolice) November 7, 2014
Images were also provided showing viewers where Rimer was last seen when she disappeared at the age of 13. This included included a picture of the Rochdale Canal where she was found five months later.
Those with information were urged to contact West Yorkshire Police or Crimestoppers in a bid to track down the person responsible.
On those behind the disappearance, detective superintendent Simon Atkinson, said: “He or she remains at large and that’s 20 years where they’ve been able to enjoy their liberty as Lindsay’s family grieve for her. Lindsay was only a young girl with her whole life ahead of her. Someone, somewhere knows what’s happened to her.”
He added: “We have already had a number of calls with information and will be following those up to see if they help the appeal at all.”