FRI AM: Missing Claudia case now being treated as murder
Apr 24 2009 By Huddersfield Examiner
He said: "It is necessary for their investigation but we believe that Claudia is still alive and that is what keeps us going and motivates us.
"I believe and the family believe very much that Claudia is still alive and we very much hope she is alive, that is what is keeping us going here.
"The sense of hope is clearly there."
Mr Galloway also disclosed new "significant" lines of inquiry after information from members of the public.
He said one person reported seeing a man and a woman walking near the University of York between 6am and 6.30am on March 17 and March 19.
Another witness also saw a man and a woman at 5.35am on March 19 as he travelled down Melrose Gate, towards Heworth, where Ms Lawrence lives.
Mr Galloway said there was no specific interaction between the couple but said the man was wearing a dark hooded top with the hood up and was smoking a cigarette with his left hand, which was "unusual".