When Carmel Fenech went missing in London in the summer of 1998, her mother Deirdre, of Broadfield, Crawley, didn’t panic. She was well practised at bringing her daughter home.This wasn't the first, second or even tenth time her child had gone AWOL. Carmel had a well documented drug problem, one that had pulled her into the orbit of people and places that no-one, let alone a sixteen year old girl, should find themselves. Deirdre knew exactly what corners to go to and what doors to knock on…But what happens when you search all of the usual haunts and come up empty? How do you convince the authorities that this isn't like the other times? That you're not going to hear the unmistakable rattle of her key in the door at some ungodly hour a day, a week or even a month from now? Decades later, Deirdre, and the rest of the Fenech family, are no closer to learning the truth. For more information on this case, and every episode from every series visit https://themissingpodcast.orgIf you want to listen to The Missing COMPLETELY ad-free, and help to support the show, then please subscribe to our channel.What's The Story? Crime is your home for the very best in true-crime podcasts. You can get early access to series, bonus episodes, ad-free listening and even exclusive series you can't hear anywhere else. We will never put episodes behind a paywall, because we want as many people as possible to listen and spread the word about these important cases. But if you love the show, your subscription helps to fund the episodes.As well as The Missing, there's a whole collection of shows on What's The Story? Crime. From the stories of the most pivotal assassinations throughout history, to series' dedicated to forensic science, limited series about extraordinary conmen, and investigations into miscarriages of justice - What's The Story? Crime has you covered.Coming up in January, we have a brand new sister show to The Missing - called Jigsaw - which is only available here. And we have a brand new series of Smoking Gun, and a spin-off show called 'Under The Microscope', which is exclusive to subscribers. Signing up is quick and simple.If you're listening on Apple Podcasts, just search for What's The Story Crime, sign up, and all the exclusive content will be in your Apple Podcasts app.If you're listening on Spotify, Amazon, Castbox, Pocketcasts, or any other player - you can sign up directly here : WTS CRIMEWith a couple of clicks, you'll receive all the exclusive content in your chosen platform.The Missing is presented by Pandora Sykeshttps://www.instagram.com/pandorasykesThe Missing is a What's The Story? originalhttps://www.whatsthestorysounds.com/The series is made with the support of two amazing charities, Missing People and Locate Internationalhttps://www.missingpeople.org.uk/https://locate.international/This episode was first produced in conjunction with Podimo Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.