Internet trolls have piled more misery on to the mum of missing airman Corrie McKeague.
Nicola Urquhart told the Sunday Post newspaper she has been caused a “great deal of stress” by trolls, including convicted criminal Andrew Ashman and partner Amy Wilson.
Police worker Nicola said: “I’m at a loss to see why they do this.”
Corrie has never been seen since vanishing while on a night out to Bury St Edmunds on September 24.
Police think Corrie, a senior aircraftman with the RAF, may have ended up in a bin lorry.
Officers have been searching a massive landfill site near Cambridge where his body is feared to be for weeks.
But they have yet to make a breakthrough despite searching through more than 3,000 tonnes of rubbish in the hunt for the Dunfermline 23-year-old.
It’s believed Amy, 24, who launched a private investigation firm with Andrew, approached Corrie’s family asking for paid work to help find him.
It was when their offer of work was rejected that the duo started making cruel and unfounded claims about Corrie’s heartbroken family and pregnant girlfriend April.
Online accusations included claiming the family knew more about his disappearance than they were disclosing.
It is thought it is not the first time the pair has contacted a distraught family.
Valerie Nettles, whose son Damien disappeared from the Isle of Wight in 1996, said they became abusive towards her and her supporters before she cut all contact.
Nicola fails to understand how people could be so insensitive as the search for her beloved son continues.
However, she has found comfort in the messages of support her family had received from other members of the public.
“It’s been a real comfort to us.
“We’ve received so much support,” she said.
But, she admitted, there had been “a few spiteful people”.
The Sunday newspaper tracked the pair to Devon, and afterward Amy took down an online blog which she uses to publish her theories.