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Ian Simms



Helen McCourt, 22 and from Billinge, went missing on a stormy night on February 9, 1988.



Police scoured nearby playing fields for clues following Helen's disappearance



Ian Simms, who was convicted of Helen's murder, is led away from
The George and Dragon, where he was landlord



Search volunteers cram into a hall for a police briefing



Volunteers combed wasteland in a bid to find Helen



Hundreds of people turned out to help in the search



Simms behind the bar at The George and Dragon in Billinge



In the days that followed Helen's disappearance, a model retraced
the missing Billinge girl's last known footsteps



Mounted officers joined in the search for Helen



Helen's disappearance saw Billinge became the focus of national news coverage



Stop and search...police mounted an intensive search operation in the hunt for clues



Marie McCourt and her family still want Ian Simms to reveal where Helen's body lies
so they can give her a Christian burial.



Marie McCourt has continued her relentless search for Helen's body.



Marie McCourt



Marie McCourt


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