Crimewatch Live appeal for Wellingborough woman who went missing 28 years ago

Jaime Cheesman grew up in the town but went missing after a trip to Grimsby in 1993

Wednesday, 24th March 2021, 1:21 pm
Updated Wednesday, 24th March 2021, 1:22 pm

An appeal for information about a Wellingborough woman who went missing 28 years ago has featured on Crimewatch Live today (Wednesday).

Jaime Ann Cheesman was just 16 when she was reported missing in November 1993 but despite extensive enquiries and numerous reported sightings, she has never been found.

Sadly, her mum Barbara passed away in 2012 without ever knowing what happened to her daughter and her dad Eric, now 78, fears that he too will never know what happened to her.

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Jaime Cheesman, age 14

Eric is desperate for information about his daughter who grew up in Wellingborough and where there have been several possible sightings since she went missing.

He gave a short interview during today's Crimewatch Live show, saying: "I just wonder where she is all the time, that's it.

"Anybody who's seen her or knows where she is, contact Missing People or the police and just get her to call."

Eric said Jaime wouldn't know the phone number for him now but she'd still know the address, and added: "Get in touch to let me know that she's safe and well, and if I am a grandad or not."

How Jaime Cheesman may now look

Humberside Police has been involved in the search for Jaime for the past five years after taking over from Northamptonshire Police.

Speaking on Crimewatch Live today, DS Sam Cunnington said: "There is no evidence to suggest Jaime is dead or passed away.

"There's a strong possibility that she just doesn't want to be found, but we also can't rule out that a crime may have taken place."

An age progression photo of what Jaime, who would have been 43 in January, may look like now was shown on the show in the hope that someone may recognise her.

DS Cunnington said: "We hope that someone watching today might know someone who looks like this.

"If so, we would ask them to get in contact.

"Also, of course we urge Jaime to come forward herself to let the police and her father know she's safe."

Despite Jaime being missing for 28 years, the officer said the case remains open and added: "We never give up on these types of cases.

"We have done everything to find her, including adding her DNA to the national database but unfortunately there were no matches."

Anyone with information about Jaime can call Humberside Police on 101 or email [email protected]

If you would rather not give your name, you can call or text 116000 to speak with Missing People.

To read more about the search for Jaime, click here.

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