Kellie Pratt disappearance – 20th Anniversary
Police are appealing for new information 20 years after the disappearance of a woman from Norwich.
Kellie Pratt, aged 28 and from Norwich, went missing on Sunday 11 June 2000. She was last seen outside the Rose Inn public house, at the junction of Queen's Road and City Road in Norwich, at 11:30pm.
Kellie was working in the red-light area of Norwich when she vanished. She was seen talking on her mobile phone outside The Rose Inn. Kellie was later reported missing by friends after she failed to meet them for a pre-arranged lift and neither she, or her mobile phone have ever been found.
At the time of her disappearance Kellie was wearing a black mini skirt, black T-shirt and a light blue coat.
Andy Guy, the Major Crime Review and Cold Case Manager within the joint Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team, said: "Despite a major police investigation surrounding Kellie’s disappearance nothing has been seen or heard about her since the last known sighting. Officers took 270 statements at the time and various lines of enquiry have pursued since, but Kellie remains a missing person to this day.
"There is no doubt Kellie had a troubled and difficult life. Her association with drugs and street work left her especially vulnerable. It may be the case that individuals are aware of what happened to Kellie on that Sunday evening. I accept that those involved in drugs or sex work, either as clients or working girls would not usually come forward and engage with police. However, we can treat information within strict confidence should it be necessary to do so. It is now 20 years since Kellie disappeared, it is right that the efforts to find her and what happened to her two decades ago continue.”
Anyone with information concerning Kellie’s disappearance should call the Major Crime Review Team on 01953 423819.