By LindaCraig In Trust News
Today is the 26th anniversary of Suzy Lamplugh’s disappearance.
On 28 July 1986, young estate agent, Suzy, disappeared whilst showing a client around an empty property. She has never been seen since and, although her body has never been found, she has subsequently been declared dead. The police have named her suspected murderer but despite painstaking investigation, sufficient evidence for prosecution has not become available.
The tragedy of Suzy’s disappearance left an incredible legacy. Her parents, Diana and Paul Lamplugh, believed that Suzy – like most people at that time – was simply unaware of the possible dangers that individuals can face in society. They founded the Suzy Lamplugh Trust to highlight the risks that people can face and to offer people of all ages practical advice, action and support to avoid or minimise those risks.
When the Trust was set up by Suzy’s parents in 1986 no-one dreamt that it would still exist 26 years on, let alone have grown into such a vital, influential organisation.
The Trust is Suzy’s legacy and it has benefited many hundreds of thousands of people during the last quarter of a century.
As always on this day, the thoughts of everyone at the Trust are with her family.