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Lancashire Constabulary - Murder of Susan Waring

Detectives are appealing for information in the search for Missing Person Susan WARING which is being treated as a Murder Investigation

Details of Incident

Detectives are continuing to appeal for information in connection with the disappearance of a Darwen woman.

Susan Waring, 45, went missing in January 2019 and police confirmed in March last year her disappearance was a murder investigation. 

No body has yet been found in the search for Susan who it was initially thought was last seen on January 30 2019 at around 10pm, leaving an address on Blackburn Road. However, the last corroborated sighting of her was at a doctor’s surgery on James Street West on Wednesday, January 16, in the afternoon.

In early April last year officers searched three properties in the Blackburn Road area in connection with her disappearance.

Susan is described as being around 5ft 5ins tall, of small build, with brown eyes and collar-length, curly, brown hair.

Following consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service police have charged Alan Edwards with her murder and a number of other offences.

Edwards, 47, of Blackburn Road, Darwen, was arrested in March last year and released under investigation. He was re-arrested on April 29, 2020 and has been charged with a number of other offences. 





Contact Information

Anyone with information can call 101 quoting incident reference LC-20200429-0359. Alternatively independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at