It is 17 years since Rebecca Carr disappeared from near Gillingham railway station

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Rebecca Carr (also known as Rebecca Simmonds) was 22yrs old when she went missing on 25 November 2002 after her grandparents dropped her off near Gillingham railway station. She is 5ft 8in, of slim build and had mousy brown long curly hair at the time she disappeared. She had been living at Beatty Avenue with friends. Her mum, Lynne Simmonds still lives in the family home in Bingham Road, Frindsbury, near Strood.

Rebecca was a mum to a three year old son, Tyler and was very close to her family, especially her mum, her sister Laura and her grandparents. She is a former pupil of Chapter School, in Strood, and Kent Police and her mum regularly appeal to her friends to come forward if they know anything. Since she disappeared, her sister has raised about £2,000 fundraising for Missing People charity.

Despite exhaustive searches and enquiries, no trace of Rebecca has been found. Over the years sightings have been reported, but none have been corroborated. Her family have resigned themselves to the fact she may not be alive and this is also the conclusion of the police. However, until a body is found, there is still hope.

If you have any credible information that can help the investigation, please contact Kent Police on 101. If you would prefer to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on ‪0800 555 111‬ or use their online reporting service. Alternatively phone/text Missing People 24/7 helpline on 116 000 or email [email protected] quoting reference ‪03-000310‬.