The POLICE investigating Leah Croucher’s disappearance is investigating a new image of a “girl with a red blanket” seen on Google Earth.
The satellite image appears to show a girl who looks like the teenager, who disappeared in 2019 at age 19 in Milton Keynes.
Internet detectives say the figure was seen near a disused barn in Eaton Bray, 29 miles from Milton Keynes, a month after his disappearance.
Police searched the large house to which the barn belongs and the grounds nearly two years ago as part of the investigation. MK Citizen reports.
But now they are investigating the Google Earth images as part of Leah’s disappearance.
Eaton Bray locals have been puzzled for years as to why the police searched the area in the first place.
The house was even taken off the market as police excavated the grounds, but one resident said “nothing seemed to come out of the search.”
But conversations about the search resurfaced on Leah Croucher Disappearance – Community Investigation’s Facebook page this month.
A curious member decided to search the property on Google Earth to see what it looked like, but was surprised when he saw the mysterious figure.
She said, “I zoomed in on the house and then I moved the cursor to one of the barns next door. I zoomed in, then I zoomed in again, and then I couldn’t believe my eyes.
“I could see someone in one of the barns, looking out of a large open window. It was clearly a woman and it looked like she had a red jacket blanket around her. She was sitting there.”
The member discovered that the Google Earth image was dated March 19, a month after Leah’s disappearance.
They added: “The more I looked at the photo, the more she looked like Leah. The girl looks the same age, has the same hairline, the same eyes, and the same lovely slightly chubby cheeks.”
“It sent chills down my spine. My heart was beating so fast I thought I’d have a heart attack. Could it be Leah, alive, in March 2019? And if so, how did she come to be in a barn?
“It seems that she was hiding or that someone had hidden her, but why? Questions were running through my head.”
Leah was last seen on February 15 in Milton Keynes while walking to her job at a financial firm.
She told her family the day before that she would meet a friend, but that never happened.
MISSING IN FINE AIR
CCTV showed her walking down Buzzacott Lane in Furzton, believed to be at her work address, at around 8.15am the next day.
A huge search was launched with extensive appeals on social media and posters hanging in the area, but there have been no confirmed sightings or leads.
Thames Valley Police said: “Thames Valley Police can confirm that they received some images, which are being reviewed by the investigation team into Leah Croucher’s disappearance.”
“We will always continue to urge the public to contact Thames Valley Police with any information that may assist in the investigation, whether by calling 101 or making a report online, or by visiting the Milton Keynes Police Station, citing the reference number 43190049929 “.