25 Years On, Who Killed Forces Teenager Christina Menzies?

The 16-year-old was found near RAF Gutersloh in June 1993.

Twenty-five years to the day that a forces teenager was murdered in Germany, a new online appeal has been launched.

The body of Christina Menzies was found near RAF Gutersloh where her father served as a Staff Sergeant.

The 16-year-old had been for a night out at the air base’s Club 47 disco.

Shortly after midnight on Sunday 13th June 1993 she was spotted leaving the back of the club.

Christina’s body was discovered ten kilometres away at an isolated spot in Spexard close to the A2 autobahn.

Walter Roggenkamp remembers an elderly neighbour telling him there was someone lying there:

"The old man told me it looked like a woman," he says.

"Then I phoned the police. You could tell straight away that she was dead."

A forensic pathologist confirmed that Christina had been killed at the scene.

Club 47 1993 Gutersloh
Christina was last seen at Club 47 at RAF Gutersloh.

The Royal Military Police launched a major inquiry and worked closely with German police, with extensive searches and appeals.

More than 300 people, including service personnel and their families, were interviewed.

A soldier was acquitted of Christina's murder at a court martial in 1994.

A quarter of a century after her death the inquiry, named Operation Gemini, remains open.

Last year, her parents John and Christine Menzies and the Royal Military Police launched a fresh appeal on the BBC’s Crimewatch programme.

Today they spoke to Forces News, and John said they are hopeful someone with new information will come forward.

"A part of our life we're stuck in limbo, we're still back in 1993," he said.

"We'd like to be able to move on, to move away from that.

"The last 25 years has been overshadowed by trying to find the person that murdered our daughter."

Christina's mother, Christine, said:

"She was happy, bright, had her whole life in front of her.

"You need justice."

'We're stuck in limbo' - John and Christine Menzies.

Speaking in June 2017, Captain Teresa (Alex) Spanton from the Royal Military Police told Forces News:

"We believe that her body was wrapped up in a Union Jack quilt cover. That was never found and also her shoes were never found either so if anyone has any knowledge of any of those items that would be great."

The Royal Military Police continue to appeal for information.

Facebook page has recently been opened to raise awareness of the Christina Menzies murder inquiry.

Anyone with information on Christina's death can contact the Royal Military Police at or by telephone on 0800 917 8470.