£20,000 reward offered in hope of justice for murdered teen

Christina Menzies was found strangled near a British military base in Germany in 1993.

£20,000 reward offered in hope of justice for murdered teen

A former soldier whose teenage daughter was found murdered near a British military base in Germany has offered a five-figure reward in the hope of finding justice.

Christina Menzies was just 16 when she was found strangled near RAF Gutersloh where her father, Staff Sergeant John Menzies, was stationed.

She visited Club 47, which was located at the base, on the night of Saturday June 12 1993 and never returned home.

Her body was discovered the next day around ten kilometres away.

Mr Menzies and his wife Christine, from Kirkintilloch, East Dunbartonshire, have partnered with the charity Crimestoppers to offer a reward of up to £20,000 for information which leads to a conviction over his daughter’s death.

The charity is appealing for information on Christina’s whereabouts between leaving the club at around midnight and the discovery of her body at 4.45pm on Sunday June 13.

Information is also sought about Christina’s black leather-heeled shoes with a cross-over securing strap and metal buckle, which were missing when her body was discovered, and a Union Jack duvet cover which may have been used to cover or move her body.

The charity believes someone may have withheld information because they did not want others to know they were there, or because they were protecting friends.

Mr Menzies said: “If you know anything that can help the investigation and get justice for our much-loved daughter, please do the right thing and speak up.

“You can contact the Royal Military Police or, if you prefer to stay 100% anonymous and maybe eligible for the reward, then contact the charity Crimestoppers.

“There can’t be anything worse than not knowing what happened to your loved one in these circumstances.

“Our daughter never came home and 27 years on we still have no answers as to what happened or who is responsible.”

Ms Menzies said: “We know that people’s loyalties can change over time and we desperately hope that when nudged, someone’s conscience will be nagging them to set the record straight.”

Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

Information passed directly to police, including the Royal Military Police, will not qualify for the reward.

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