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Woman (76) held over teen's murder

By Chris Kilpatrick

A 76-year-old woman has been questioned by detectives investigating the murder of a teenager 25 years ago.

Caroline Graham vanished in 1989 aged 19. She had been living in Portadown with her boyfriend at an address in Hanover Street.

The pensioner was arrested yesterday morning in the Portadown area in relation to the probe. She was later released unconditionally.

In 2012 police carried out extensive searches near Hanover Street after new information came to light.

Police believe she may have been buried below shops and houses near her home. Areas of waste ground and a well were searched, but nothing of significance was found.

There is no suggestion current or former owners or occupants have any connection to the crime.

At that time Caroline's mother Barbara made a heartfelt plea for information. She said: "It's like being in limbo because we don't have Caroline. I don't have anywhere to go, I have no grave."

Last year police distributed leaflets in an attempt to jog people's memories.

Det Insp Peter Montgomery said previously: "We are working to recover a young woman's remains so that her family can give her a Christian burial and her killer can be brought to justice.

"Don't think your information is not relevant or significant – it might be. Let us decide."

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