Cops investigating the RAF man’s disappearance have said the company now say a wheelie bin collected that night weighed 100kg, rather than the 11kg first thought.
As a result, police are now putting even more focus on searching a landfill site for the airman’s body.
It has been revealed that Corrie was 5ft 10in and weighed around 14st (90 kilograms).
Nearly six months after Corrie McKeague vanished, police have just started sifting the dump close to where his phone was last located.
Specialist teams yesterday began scouring 8,000 tonnes of rubbish, lying 26ft deep, at the landfill site detectives identified as a “place of interest” a week after the RAF gunner disappeared.
A 26-year-old man arrested on suspicion of attempting to pervert the course of justice as part of the investigation has been told he will face no further action.
Corrie’s mum Nicola Urquhart, wrote on Facebook: “With the weight of the bin that was lifted the night Corrie went missing has been incorrect and the true weight is over 100kg.
“This can really devastatingly only mean one thing. I can only pray that Corrie is found quickly and that we are able to get answers as to how this could have happened.
“Each second waiting is torture.”
She later posted a second message apologising for “not breaking this news in a gentler way”.
She added to the Find Corrie group’s 11,000 followers: “I’m so sorry I’ve had to share this news with not only my sons but with you all too.”
Corrie’s dad, Martin McKeague, and his wife Trisha were seen comforting each other at a landfill site in Milton as the search continued.