In June 1992, Katie Rackliff was a 19-year-old apprentice hairdresser at Bumbles Too salon in the southeast of England. Katie had been showing great promise in her career, but she had been experiencing a few difficulties in her personal life.

At the beginning of the year, Katie and her first serious boyfriend had broken up, and she wanted to back together with him. A few months after that, around the time of her 19th birthday, Katie was caught and later charged for driving under the influence of alcohol. She had also recently left home following an argument with her parents, and had been staying with her friend Michelle.

In June 1992, Katie Rackliff was a 19-year-old apprentice hairdresser at Bumbles Too salon in the southeast of England. Katie had been showing great promise in her career, but she had been experiencing a few difficulties in her personal life.

At the beginning of the year, Katie and her first serious boyfriend had broken up, and she wanted to back together with him. A few months after that, around the time of her 19th birthday, Katie was caught and later charged for driving under the influence of alcohol. She had also recently left home following an argument with her parents, and had been staying with her friend Michelle.