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Family plea for return of missing air hostess

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: April 27, 2013

By Toby Meyjes

  • Missing woman Meryl Lynch

  • Meryl Cameron disappeared four weeks ago. Her car was found at Hell's Mouth, near Hayle

  • Pippa Ramage and her mother Pamela Dodge appeal for the return of Meryl Cameron, below Picture: Colin Higgs

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The sister of a missing air hostess, who has not been seen since she disappeared just under a month ago, has appealed for her to let their family know she is safe and well.

In a heartfelt plea outside Camborne Police Station yesterday, Meryl Cameron's sister urged anyone with information on her whereabouts to come forward and help police with their enquiries.

The 54-year-old from Cannonstown, near St Erth, in West Cornwall, who worked for United Airlines, hasn't been seen since before March 30 when her white sports car was found near a notorious suicide point called Hell's Mouth, near Hayle.

At the briefing yesterday, police said that they were following up a number of lines of inquiry, other than suicide, but would not reveal what they were.

Meryl's sister Pippa Ramage said: "It's now been four weeks since Meryl's disappearance and every single day we have wondered where she is and what may have happened to her.

"Our family are beside themselves with worry, we really need to know where she is.

"Meryl please contact us, contact the police, we need to know that you are safe and need to know you are well, we love you so much, we miss you so much, just please come home.

"We also ask that anybody who may have seen Meryl or has any information about her disappearance, please contact the police."

Her mother, Pamela Dodge, who stood beside Meryl's sister as she delivered her plea, said it was unusual for Meryl to not be in contact with her family.

Ms Cameron's white Renault Megane was discovered near Hell's Mouth on March 30 and she is said to have been missing from her home since the previous evening.

A full-scale search involving the coastguard and a police helicopter was conducted and extended between Hell's Mouth and her home in Canonstown.

West Cornwall commander, Superintendent Jim Pearce: said: "There have been extensive searches working in conjunction with other experts. Detailed enquiries have also been made with Meryl's family and friends.

"Despite this she still has not been found. I would very much like to find Meryl and help her family and friends understand what has happened.

"I would like to hear from anyone who was in the area of Hell's Mouth on Easter Saturday who may be able to assist.

"Additionally I would like to hear from anyone who either saw or spoke to Meryl or saw her car at anytime on Thursday, March 28, or Friday March 29.

"We are treating this as a high risk missing persons enquiry, and as such there are several lines of enquiry that we want to follow.

"High risk missing person means we are worried about their welfare, worried exactly about what's happened to them."

Ms Cameron is described as 5ft 3in, of slight build with a blonde bob-style haircut.

She drove a white Renault Megane with red upholstery.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting police reference number AI/13/19.

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