What happened to Libby Squire and when did she go missing?

What happened to Libby Squire and when did she go missing?

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HULL student Libby Squire disappeared in January 2019 after a night out with friends.

Her body was found in the Humber Estuary in March and a man has been arrested.

Student Libby Squire vanished on a night out in Hull six weeks ago
Student Libby Squire vanished on a night out in Hull six weeks ago
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What’s the latest on Libby Squire?

On March 21, cops confirmed that the body found in the Humber Estuary the day before belonged to the 21-year-old student.

The agonising search for Libby has been called off after she went missing 48 days ago.

A post-mortem examination was carried out on March 22 as police look to determine exactly how Libby died.

Libby’s funeral took place on October 3 at St Lawrence’s Church in West Wycombe at 1pm with hundreds of people gathering to pay their last respects to her.

Humberside Police Detective Superintendent Martin Smalley, who is the senior investigator in the case, thanked Libby’s family for their patience after the force was unable to release her body for several months due to the ongoing investigation.

The timeline of Libby Squire's disappearance
The timeline of Libby Squire’s disappearance

When did Libby Squire go missing?

Libby Squire, 21, was last seen taking a cab from a nightclub in Hull on Thursday, January 31.

The huge search for Libby was scaled down on February 16 but continued as detectives examined new clues.

Detective Superintendent Martin Smalley, said: “More work is now taking place behind the scenes rather than in public view, however this does not mean the investigation is slowing or coming to an end, it is exactly the opposite and is very much active and ongoing.”

Wellwishers raised £11,000 so Libby’s family can stay in Hull close to the search as it entered its 2oth day.

Libby Squire went missing last week in Hull
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Student Libby Squire went missing in Hull at the end of January[/caption]

More than 70 cops were searching for the University of Hull philosophy student.

She was reportedly “falling over drunk” as she disappeared, according to two of the last people to see her.

Libby was uneasy on her feet, “mumbling incomprehensibly” and fell over two or three times, the witnesses said.

A woman living close to where Libby went missing claimed she heard ” blood-curdling screams” at 12.30am on February 1.

Police found lip gloss, a screwdriver and a hammer in a hedge close to where she was last seen but it was not known if they are connected to the case.

On February 4, officers were seen swabbing a front door on the street where Libby lived.

Investigators – who had been at the property for over an hour – also used ultra-violet light and torches on the front door.

Friends and pals said cops found a phone in the Hull University student’s bedroom.


What happened on the night Libby went missing?

Libby was reported missing after leaving the Welly club in Hull around 11pm on Thursday, January 31, and getting into a taxi.

The student did not actually enter the club as she was “turned away by door staff who thought she was too drunk”.

It’s claimed Libby got out of the taxi outside her house in Wellesley Avenue.

She was later seen on CCTV walking to a bench on Beverley Road, close to the junction with Haworth Street at around 11.45pm.

Humberside Police have been searching drains and manholes near where she was last seen.


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