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    UK - Natalie Putt, 17, Dudley, West Midlands, 1 Sept 2003

    This case of a missing teenage mother had completely passed me by but is being reinvestigated following tip-offs from members of the public.

    Detectives investigating the 2003 disappearance of teenage mother Natalie Putt begin exhuming graves at a cemetery


    Detectives investigating the disappearance of a young mother who went missing 14 years ago are exhuming several graves in a cemetery half a mile from her home as they launch a murder inquiry.

    Natalie Putt was 17 when she left her home in the Lower Gornal area of Dudley, West Midlands, to go to a local shop in September 2003.

    She was never seen again and left behind her baby son, Rhys, who was just 11 weeks old.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...-vanished.html

    The article mentions that an 18 year old local man was arrested and questioned in March 2004 but later released without charge. I wonder if that was her boyfriend, presumably the baby's father, Kevin McCallum.

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    Graves exhumed following fresh leads in cold case of missing teenage mum

    Natalie Putt, 17, left her home in Thornleigh, West Midlands, to go to a local shop in September 2003 but never came back.

    The teenager left behind her 11-week-old son.

    Police admitted they believe the young mum is no longer alive and they are now heading up a murder enquiry.

    Fresh information in the cold case has prompted detective to exhume several graves from Ruiton Cemetery, half-a-mile from her home.
    http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/813...lands-cemetery

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    I saw this on FB and came here - thanks for setting up the thread Melmoth. There's something quite creepy about this. ""We also believe that at least two people know what has led us to this site and they may have further information which could assist our search. We would very much like to hear from them.""

    And they're not just digging, they're exhuming graves - so I wonder if one of the people worked at the graveyard and managed to bury her with someone else? How awful

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    Just read about this case and did some quick research. In the below map I understand that Natalie lived on Thornleigh and was reported to have left here on the 1st September 2003 to go to the shops? and the (disused?) graveyard now being searched is shown in red? Any locals know exactly where she lived on Thornleigh and any other details about the case?

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    I've been trying to find out something about this disused cemetery but there's nothing about its history - particularly when burials started and ended there and whether it was attached to a since-demolished chapel of some sort. However it seems likely to me to have been attached to a non-conformist chapel.

    Obviously if you're going to dispose of a body, doing so in an abandoned cemetery seems a safe bet.

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    Looking at old articles and sitting on my hands https://www.google.co.uk/amp/www.bir...-mum-13175.amp


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ironside View Post
    Looking at old articles and sitting on my hands https://www.google.co.uk/amp/www.bir...-mum-13175.amp


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    Was it the "moving on with my life" quote.....

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    Very local to me...very latest news from tge local paper... new lead...cemetary 150metres from her home...

    https://www.expressandstar.com/news/...entify-killer/

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    On a side note, Natalies boyfriend at the time has done very well for himself

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    Quote Originally Posted by sar2them1984 View Post
    On a side note, Natalies boyfriend at the time has done very well for himself

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    Could you elaborate please?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jessie View Post
    Could you elaborate please?
    A very successful businessman, jets around the world on holidays, wife and other children

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    Quote Originally Posted by MelmothTheLost View Post
    I've been trying to find out something about this disused cemetery but there's nothing about its history - particularly when burials started and ended there and whether it was attached to a since-demolished chapel of some sort. However it seems likely to me to have been attached to a non-conformist chapel.

    Obviously if you're going to dispose of a body, doing so in an abandoned cemetery seems a safe bet.
    It ook to me as if it was possibly a Congregational Church cemetery, but if so it was still in use in 2004:

    http://www.martin-nicholson.info/cem...teryruiton.htm

    It may still be open.

    http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co...d#.WTb_usa1uUk

    http://www.sedgleymanor.com/churches/churches.html

    http://discovery.nationalarchives.go...ils/r/C4287804

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    @Ellmau

    I don't believe it is that church/graveyard. The police are searching the area I highlighted in my previous post. It looks overgrown and abandoned as far back as 2009 (Google Street View) but don't the situation in 2003.

    The media are calling the graveyard Ruiton Cemetery which is confusing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheTruthWillOut View Post
    Just read about this case and did some quick research. In the below map I understand that Natalie lived on Thornleigh and was reported to have left here on the 1st September 2003 to go to the shops? and the (disused?) graveyard now being searched is shown in red? Any locals know exactly where she lived on Thornleigh and any other details about the case?

    You are defintely correct. Local newspaper are saying it is Duke street and that it was 150m away form Natalies home

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