Detectives probe Claudia message on Facebook
5:17am 17th November 2009
(Updated 7:16am 17th November 2009)
Anger this afternoon - after someone pretends to be missing York chef Claudia Lawrence on social networking site facebook.
The post appeared on facebook back on the 9th on November at 5.07 pm. It reads - 'hi everyone just to let you be aware that I am ok and Ia m safe and sound.Speak to you all soon. Claudia xx The profile picture is of her and her firend Jen.
The message has since been removed.
The police tells us they are looking into it as a matter of routine - Claudia has now been missing for 8 months this Thursday.
Family friend Martin Dales has told Minster fm:
'I am pretty convinced that it is a hoax as Claudia does not count computer skills amongst her many other talents.
I am incensed and outraged that anyone can write like this and it can only be some very sick person who is not aware of the effect of their words on her family & friends and the many hundreds and thousands of people who are supporting them, let alone the extra work created for our dedicated & hard-working police force.'
Their only wish is for her to be safely back with her family and friends as soon as possible and in time for Christmas.
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