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18 years after her daughter's death York mum is still looking for answers

Lizzie Gilmour  Rose Ozturkce

4:03am 13th January 2018

A mother from York has renewed her appeal to find out what exactly happened to her daughter who died on the outer ring road 18 years ago this week.

Schoolgirl Lizzie Gilmour, who was 15-year-old and went to Lowfield School, was hit by a car on the A1237 about a mile from her home in St Stephen's Road, Acomb.

Evidence showed that the driver was not speeding and could not have avoided the collision.

How and why Lizzie came to be there has never been fully explained.  Her mum Rose Ozturkce believes someone knows more but are too afraid to come forward.

She contacted Minster FM as North Yorkshire Police is looking into whether it can gather any further information about Lizzie’s case.

 

Lizzie Gilmour

 

 

"It's heartbreaking - I'm totally tormented by this."

 

LISTEN - Rose speaks about the pain of not knowing what happened

 

"It's sheer hell and is on my mind 24/7.

How can people live with themselves and not come forward and tell us the truth"

 

Lizzie was a singer and had her heart set on fame.

At the time around 40 people were questioned, but the police were unable to discover how she came to be on the road where she was found dead at 8.20pm on January 15, 2000.

Nobody knows where had been between then and 6.30pm, when she left home very upset .

An inquest recorded an open verdict and the the coroner said that he could not believe the sensible and level-headed girl intended to take her own life or had lain in the road to make a grand gesture after falling out with her boyfriend.

 

A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said:

“Since Lizzie’s death, we have pursued many lines of enquiry and have revisited the investigation on various occasions to see if any new light can be shed on it.

As with other unresolved cases, North Yorkshire Police is looking into whether it can gather any further information about Lizzie’s case.

Members of the public who have any information that they have not yet shared with investigators should contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

You can also contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Julie Hughes, or emailJulie.hughes@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

 

Rose says she will never give up trying to get to the truth but is hopeful that a the police will be able to solve the case eventually.

 

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