Father accepts missing airman Corrie McKeague is 'gone'
Martin McKeague shared a heartfelt tribute and laid flowers where his son was last seen.
The father of missing Scots airman Corrie McKeague has accepted that his son is "gone" after police confirmed his body is most likely buried at a landfill.
Martin McKeague now plans to hold a private memorial service for the 23-year-old, who vanished on a night out in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, on September 24, 2016.
Detectives investigating the disappearance believe Corrie climbed into a bin.
On Tuesday, Suffolk Police announced that they were "completely satisfied" with recorded data showing that Corrie was in an "unusually heavy" bin, which was then transported to a landfill site in Cambridgeshire.
Mr McKeague shared the statement on social media, which concluded there was "no other reasonable explanation" into Corrie's disappearance.
"The police have confirmed the bin weight that suggests my son ended up in the Suffolk waste disposal system," wrote Mr McKeague.
"They also confirmed that there is no new evidence whatsoever.
"My son is gone and the McKeague family in Scotland will be holding a private memorial for him in the near future.
"Thank you all again for standing up and standing by us."
Mr McKeague shared images of cards and flowers he left at the Horseshoe pub - the site where Corrie was last seen on CCTV.
Corrie had been stationed at RAF Honington, around ten miles from Bury St Edmunds.
His family in Dunfermline have spent two years tirelessly trying to figure out what happened to him.