MISSING posters have appeared across two towns - nine months after a woman disappeared.

Detectives investigating the disappearance of Darwen woman Susan Waring launched a murder probe back in March, arresting a man on suspicion of killing the 46-year-old.

Extensive searches were conducted in three homes located on Blackburn Road and Snape Street in Darwen, with detectives seen entering the houses over a period of days.

But the man was later released under investigation and all went quiet in the hunt for missing Susan - until posters started to pop up across Blackburn and Darwen. It is currently unknown who is responsible for placing the posters in shop windows and on lampposts.

Darwen councillor Roy Davies said he was fully supportive of the person’s efforts to track Susan down.

He said: “I was walking the dog last week when I saw one of the flyers and it jogged my memory as I hadn’t heard anything about the case for a while.

“All I know is that I’d do the same if it was one of my family members that was missing - they have my support.

“All it takes is for one person to see the poster, recognize Susan, and everything could change. That could spark a chain reaction.”

The last corroborated sighting of Susan was at a doctor’s surgery on James Street West on Wednesday, January 16 in the afternoon.

Speaking before her birthday in May, Detective chief inspector Geoff Hurst said: “What should have been a happy occasion and time to celebrate with family and friends has been overshadowed by their distress at her disappearance. Her relatives are, understandably, deeply upset.

“They want to know what has happened to Susan and I believe there is someone out there who knows where she is.”

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

Ms Waring speaks with a North West accent and has tattoos on both arms and legs, including smiley faces on her legs.

A police spokesman confirmed that an investigation into Susan’s disappearance is still ongoing, and anyone with information is urged to get in touch by calling 101 and quoting incident number 0936 of March 20.

n Are you the person who has been sticking the posters up, or do you know who is? If so, we’d be interested in having a chat. Please get in touch on 01254298228.