13 year old April left her home in Metton to visit her sister in nearby Roughton. In the saddlebag of her blue and white bicycle were a packet of cigarettes intended as a present for her brother-in-law. She was last seen riding her bike along the country lane to Roughton around 2:00pm.
Just fifteen minutes later, her bike was found in a field by two Ordnance Survey workers. No trace of her has ever been found and both the reason for her disappearance is unknown. Mostly, it is assumed that she was abducted and murdered - and her name has been connected (like that of Genette Tate) with convicted child killer Robert Black. Despite intensive police investigation at the time and since, her body has never been found.