Police appeal: please help find Susan Whiting

IMPORTANT: Police have now issued a statement on this case (19th August 2015) – click this message to read it.


Susan has been missing since Monday morning – her family, friends and the police are concern for her welfare. Image from the Walsall Advertiser.

I make no apologies for running yet another appeal, this time from West Midlands Police, who are currently very concerned for the welfare of Bloxwich resident Susan Whiting, who has Down’s Syndrome.

Susan has not been seen since 8am yesterday, Monday 17th August 2015. She is considered vulnerable with learning difficulties, and everyone is very concerned for her.

There’s an official statement by West Midlands Police below, and also the Walsall Advertiser has a brief article.

Missing from Walsall: Susan Whiting

Walsall Police are growing increasingly concerned for the safety of a missing disabled woman.

Susan Whiting, 20, was last seen yesterday (Monday 17 August) having spent Sunday night at a friend’s house on Heather Close in Dudley Fields, Walsall. She had left ahead of her mother collecting her at 8am as arranged.

When she didn’t return to her home on Station Street by lunchtime her family called police who immediately launched an investigation.

‘Susan has a learning impairment and has never been missing before. She has been gone overnight which is very unusual… we are very concerned for her wellbeing,’ said Detective Sergeant Paul Reeves from Bloxwich police station.

Susan, who attends the Hawbush centre at Walsall Adult and Community College, is described as white, 5’8″ tall and of medium build. She has blue eyes and brown, shoulder-length hair. She wears glasses and speaks with a local accent.

At the time of her disappearance she is believed to have been wearing a grey hooded top, white t-shirt, black leggings and flowery pumps.

As part of their inquiries officers have searched a number of properties and spoken to friends and family.

Local hospitals have been checked and all police forces in the UK alerted to her disappearance.

Searches have taken place near to her home and where she went missing with CCTV operators in Walsall notified and keeping their eyes open.

Susan or anyone who has seen her should call police immediately on 101.

Issued by William Corrigan on 18/08/2015 12:45:17

Anyone with information should call Walsall Police on 101 or the Missing People charity on 116 000.

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3 Responses to Police appeal: please help find Susan Whiting

  1. shaun mulqueen says:

    Amanda was found wasn’t she shouldn’t this be taken off now!!!!

    • Amanda Hawkins was indeed found and I published that here. I don’t generally remove old posts so the history stays complete, it’s thrown up by the related posts thing which is a feature of the blog platform that I sadly can’t fine tune.

      If you can help by spreading the appeal for Susan, that would be great, thanks.


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