A CATON woman who has spent the last 22 years not knowing whether her father is alive or dead is pleading for answers.
The mystery disappearance of Amanda Atkinson’s father, Henry Baines, sparked a full scale murder investigation.
Four people were arrested and a cellar was ripped up.
But Mr Baines, a former joiner, known to his friends as Harry, has never been found and now Mrs Atkinson fears anyone who knows what happened to her father will take their secrets to the grave.
The mum-of-five, whose father was living in Fleetwood when he disappeared, said: “It’s awful, especially as it was Father’s Day at the weekend. It never goes away. It’s the not knowing if he’s alive.
“The family consensus is he’s been murdered, but I’m hoping he is alive out there somewhere. I need answers.
Mrs Atkinson, who lives on Quernmore Road, is now 38 – the same age as her father when he disappeared on February 28, 1989. He was last seen in the Ship Inn on Warren Street, Fleetwood.
See the Lancaster Guardian (23-06-11) for full story.