Discussion in 'Missing Persons Discussion' started by Steleheart, Feb 19, 2019.
Wow - interesting. Does it show what is possibly her in the footage?
It shows a still image from the video footage but she's off in the background and the zoomed in image is really poor quality/grainy. IMO it could be anyone, but obviously I hope the police will investigate just in case!
The Citizen has asked the Tonight team for the exact location of the market and a higher resolution image of the shot.
A close-up of the girl many believed to be Leah
It is understood the sighting will be investigated by police, along with any other leads generated by the recent Crimewatch programme and flurry of national media appeals about Leah.
Be interesting if it's near Birmingham. JMO
Hope beyond hope it is Leah.
Could this be a sighting of missing Milton Keynes girl Leah Croucher?
Has Leah been spotted in background of ITV's Tonight show
Sadly, I really don't think that is Leah.
Sorry I may have missed something, what's the connection to Birmingham?
Leah's face shape is quite distinctive and I can definitely get excited on that aspect with this still image. It's the hair that's doesn't look the right texture - to me that is - completely MOO. From what we've seen of Leah she has quite a lot of hair and it's thicker in texture. On this image it looks sleek and much thinner. Products can change the hairs appearance though... I hope so so badly this is her though. Waiting patiently for more information on this.
It will be very easy to ask for this girl to come forward and that should happen quickly if it indeed isn't her. I think when they say she realises she is on camera and hurries along that anyone would do the same, but we'd need to see that to see whether it's a worried look or a panic look etc.
What is the connection to Birmingham?
Nothing definite, just possible a close friend has family links there. It would be brilliant if she has been with friends all this time (but sadly I don't think so, I think she would have contacted her parents)
There is a post on the Thames Valley Police facebook page! Sorry I can't link right now but police are going to be searching the blue lagoon. Someone has reported seeing a grey hooded top in the area and police believe it may be linked to leah!!
TVP Milton Keynes
Police searching lake and surrounding area at Blue Lagoon in Milton Keynes after reported sighting of missing Leah Croucher's jumper
Search activity in relation to missing woman Leah Croucher – Milton Keynes | Thames Valley Police
Just adding this map, showing locations - Blue Lagoon to LCs home and Furzton Lake
Has that lake been searched before for Leah?
Diving at the Blue Lagoon - MKSAC
Some info about the Blue Lagoon.
I don’t know whether to hope it is hers or hope it isn’t. I hope they find whatever it is so they know whether it’s linked to Leah or not. My thoughts are with the family (as they have been every day since Feb).
I don't think so. It is in the opposite direction from the route that LC would have taken that day, so no reason for the police to go there, without any leads pointing that way.
As we don't really know Leah, or her friends, or what was usual for her, we can only speculate based on what we know from the investigation so here are some possible answers based on massive assumptions:
1) We were told that Leah doesn't really like to go out to pubs and clubs (here). However, I doubt it was unusual to visit friends living close by.
2) As Leah is young, we can assume her friends are young. If Leah was going to the friend's house to meet them, the rest of the friend's family would be able to vouch that Leah never appeared. If Leah was meeting the friend elsewhere, the family could confirm or deny that the friend left the house that evening.
3) No-one has mentioned online dating, but it's not unlikely. If you don't like going out to social scenes, the number of potential partners you can meet are quite restricted after leaving school. If you don't do online dating, you're relying on your friends.
4) I think the last video is from a poor quality camera with high contrast and low saturation, which over-emphasises shadows. I don't think we can tell from that video what make-up Leah was wearing.