Bernadette Walker (17) reported missing in July, parents now charged with her murder

(Updates after 14th September will be at

Bernadette Walker was reported missing on the 21st July 2020 by her parents after she had not been seen for three days.

They reportedly told police she vanished after jumping out of their car in Skater’s Avenue, Walton, Peterborough, UK.

Her mother said she was wearing black leggings, with a black crop top and a denim jacket at the time of her disappearance but she may have changed into a black dress and some fishnets as these were found to be missing from her home. These items were later found under her bed, so she would have been wearing all black with a denim jacket on.

Her mother was handing out and putting up flyers

“We have had no contact with her since 1am on July 20, when she texted me to say she would be home soon. None of her friends have heard from her and she’s not accessed social media.”

“I can’t eat or sleep properly. I miss and love my eldest princess so much, she’s missing out on her baby sister, who has learned to smile and coo already. I have to think that she is hiding at one of her friend’s homes, worried about coming home now that the police will want to speak to her, I can’t think of any alternative scenarios, I just can’t. 

“I know my baby girl wouldn’t be out in the open. She’s scared of being out in the dark alone, that’s what makes me think she’s at a friend’s house. I just wish someone would just say she’s here and she’s safe. I want to cuddle her, but right now I’d accept that she’s safe and well.” 

https://www.peterboroughmatters.co.uk/local-news/peterborough-missing-girl-bernadette-walker-police-appeal-15847



Bernadette’s social media-
Twitter-https://twitter.com/Bernade71665401
Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/bernadette.walker.100

TikTok

https://m.tiktok.com/h5/share/usr/6621622467591340038.html

Mothers facebook- https://www.facebook.com/spadley

Her mothers twitter-https://twitter.com/xxxbumpioxxx

Fathers facebook- https://www.facebook.com/scott.walker.3956690

A spokesperson for Cambridgeshire Constabulary said in August:

“Hundreds of people go missing every year and we need to assess each case on its own merit and prioritise them in terms of threat for their own or others’ safety, risk and harm.

“In this case, officers continue to carry out all available lines of enquiry in order to attempt to locate Bernadette who remains medium risk.”

On Friday 11th September that all changed when police declared the case as a murder investigation even though a body has not been found.

A woman in her 30s (Sarah Louise, Bernadette mother) from Peterborough was arrested on Saturday night and a man in his 50s, (her father Scott) also from the town, remains in custody.

Det Supt Jon Hutchinson from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit said:

“Due to the length of time Bernadette has been missing and concerns she may have come to some harm, we made the decision to declare this a murder investigation.”Whilst we hope we do find Bernadette alive and well, there is every possibility this may not be the case therefore my team and I will do everything possible to find out what has happened to her and bring any offenders to justice.”

Monday 14th September –

Sarah Walker, 37, and Scott Walker, 50, the girl’s parents, both of Century Square in Millfield, Peterborough, were charged with the murder of 17-year-old Bernadette Walker in the early hours of this morning (Monday, September 14).

Police have been carrying out enquiries and searches in an attempt to locate Bernadette, however a ‘no-body’ murder investigation was launched by the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit on Friday September 11.

Detective Superintendent Jon Hutchinson said: “While my team have made significant progress with this investigation in the last few days, we are yet to find Bernadette therefore my plea is for anyone who has information on what has happened to her, or where she might be, to get in touch as a matter of urgency.”

Both Sarah and Scott have been remanded in custody to appear in court virtually today.

Bernadette has still not been found.

Past articles about the family-

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/real-life-stories/mum-asks-strangers-help-making-10020156

https://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/news/crime/call-tackle-pavement-parking-city-1036533

Updates from this point onwards-

They were charged with murdering Bernadette on July 20.

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Links-
8 days after she went missing-
https://www.peterboroughmatters.co.uk/local-news/peterborough-missing-girl-bernadette-walker-missing-person-15050

Two weeks after she went missing-https://www.peterboroughmatters.co.uk/local-news/peterborough-missing-girl-bernadette-walker-police-appeal-15847

Arrests

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-54138554

Charges-

https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/cambridge-news/bernadette-walker-missing-murdered-charged-18930595

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