On 20 February 2015 Becky Watts, a 16 year old girl living in Bristol was reported missing from home.
Becky lived with her father and step mother in the St George area of Bristol and had a close network of friends. Her disappearance was described as being out of character and she was originally regarded as a medium risk missing person. Enquiries revealed that clothing, her mobile phone and tablet computer were all missing from her bedroom. Further enquiries revealed that Becky had not been in touch with her friends since the 19 February and her usually active online presence had ceased.
Subsequent investigation by the Major Crime Team would show Becky had been killed by her step brother, Nathan Matthews in a sexually motivated plan to kidnap her.
The Avon & Somerset Police SIO DCI Richard Ocone who led the investigation will be presenting this case study and sharing the learning from this case, including those from a multi-agency perspective and the community impact.
Key learning includes:
– Family dynamics
– Media impact
– Managing digital data
– Agency & Community impact