Lorraine Cox disappearance: Exeter man, 22, is charged with murder

A man has been charged with murder in connection with the disappearance of 32-year-old Lorraine Cox from Exeter.

Christopher Mayer, aged 22, of no fixed abode, is due to appear before magistrates in the city today (Saturday, September 12).

Five other men, aged between 22 and 71, who were arrested in connection with the investigation have been released on police bail.

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson said: “A man has been charged with murder in connection with the disappearance of 32-year-old Lorraine Cox.

“Christopher Mayer, aged 22 and of no fixed abode in Exeter, has been charged with murder and will appear before Exeter Magistrates’ Court on Saturday 12 September.

“Five other men, aged 43, 22, 30, 33 and 71, have all been released on police bail until Wednesday 7 October 2020.

“The family of Lorraine have been kept informed of these updates and are being supported by trained liaison officers.

“They continue to ask for their privacy to be respected at this difficult time.”

Lorraine was last seen in the city centre in early hours of Tuesday, September 1, and was reported missing on Thursday, September 3.

UPDATE – 2.30pm

Christopher Mayer, 22, of no fixed abode, appeared before Exeter Magistrates’ Court today (Saturday, September 12).
Mayer was remanded in custody and is due to appear at Exeter Crown Court on Tuesday, September 15.

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