Disappearance of April Fabb

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April Fabb

The photograph of April Fabb used during the Norfolk Constabulary investigation.
BornApril Fabb
22 April 1955
Disappeared8 April 1969 (aged 13)
between the villages of Metton and Roughton, Norfolk, United Kingdom
StatusMissing for 43 years, 4 months and 29 days
ResidenceMetton, Norfolk, England
NationalityBritish
 
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April Fabb

The photograph of April Fabb used during the Norfolk Constabulary investigation.
BornApril Fabb
22 April 1955
Disappeared8 April 1969 (aged 13)
between the villages of Metton and Roughton, Norfolk, United Kingdom
StatusMissing for 43 years, 4 months and 29 days
ResidenceMetton, Norfolk, England
NationalityBritish

April Fabb (22 April 1955 - disappeared 8 April 1969) is an English schoolgirl who disappeared on 8 April 1969, when aged 13, between the villages of Metton and Roughton in Norfolk, England.

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Background

Disappearance of April Fabb is located in Norfolk
Map showing where April Fabb disappeared in April 1969.

At around 1:40 pm on Tuesday 8 April 1969, Fabb left her home at 3 Council Houses, Metton to visit her sister's house in Roughton. Travelling by bicycle, she had a packet of ten cigarettes, 5 ½d and a handkerchief in the saddlebag, and was planning to deliver the cigarettes as a birthday present to her brother-in-law. Just after 2:00 pm, she was seen cycling along the country road towards Roughton.[1]

At around 2:15 pm, her blue and white bicycle was found lying in a field by two Ordnance Survey workers. Despite an extensive police investigation and search of the surrounding area, no trace of Fabb was found, and the reason for her disappearance remains unknown.[1][2]

Subsequent events

At the time of the disappearance of Genette Tate in August 1978, Norfolk Constabulary pointed out to Devon and Cornwall Police that there were strong similarities with the Fabb case. Both cases are unsolved and no link between the two has ever been proven.[3] Robert Black has been questioned over the two disappearances.[4][5]

Further searches for Fabb, including the use of thermal imaging cameras in 1997 and the excavation of a well in 2010, failed to produce any fresh leads.[1]

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