New appeal to find Jaime Cheesman who disappeared 18 years ago
The family of a 16-year-old girl from Wellingborough who vanished 18 years ago has made a fresh appeal for information.
Jaime Cheesman was reported missing on 8 November,1993, after staying with friends in Grimsby. Her parents, Eric and Barbara, said they are desperate to know what became of their daughter.
Police believe that Jaime, who would now be 34, may have had a family and have adopted a traveller lifestyle.
Det Chief Insp Martin Kinchin, from Northamptonshire Police, said: “Obviously at 34 Jaime is not going to be taken home like a child, but her family would desperately like to know that she is safe and happy, if nothing else.”
The week that Jaime was reported missing she had left home with two friends to travel to Grimsby.
She left on 3 November 3 and arrived safely in Grimsby, as she signed on for unemployment benefit and stayed with friends at an address in Coomber Place. It was reported that overnight Jaime became involved in an argument and left the address, and left her possessions behind.
She did not then return to Coomber Place or her parents’ home. Mr Cheesman said: “We would really like to hear from Jaime or anyone who knows what’s happened to her over the past 18 years. “She was an outgoing girl with quite a few friends and someone must know something.”
Jaime grew up with her parents in Wellingborough and attended Christopher Hatton School in Wellingborough and later Lings School in Northampton. She had a poor attendance record at school and regularly played truant in the later years.
Jaime was popular and had many friends both in and out of school. She enjoyed letter writing and kept in touch with friends by letter. She also made a number of friends who were part of the Traveller communities in Wellingborough, Northampton and Irchester.
In 1993, Jaime left school and started travelling frequently, with her parents knowledge, to meet and stay with friends in Grimsby. Although she was often in Grimsby for some time she maintained contact with her parents. Jaime registered to claim benefits in Grimsby shortly before her disappearance.
Mr Kinchin added: “It is my hope that after 18 years people may now feel able to help me piece together Jaime’s story. “Jaime is not in any kind of trouble and her family, who still live in Wellingborough, are desperate to hear from her. “I welcome any information whatsoever.”
Jaime or anyone who knows her whereabouts now or anyone with any information is asked to call Northamptonshire Police on 03000 111 222 or, if you would prefer to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111. Alternatively, Jaime or anyone who knew her or knows her can contact Chief Inspector Martin Kinchin by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org