Belfast Telegraph

Exhumed body not that of missing Tyrone teenager Arlene Arkinson

A body exhumed in Ireland is not that of missing Tyrone schoolgirl Arlene Arkinson, her family said.

Tests were carried out on remains found in Co Sligo.

Arlene, 15, from Castlederg in Co Tyrone, disappeared after a night out in Co Donegal in the Republic in 1994.

She was last seen in the company of convicted child killer Robert Howard, who was cleared of her murder but remains the main suspect.

Her sister Kathleen Arkinson told the BBC: "My hope in finding the remains of my sister, Arlene, have been dashed again.

"I prayed it was Arlene and was devastated when I was told it wasn't.

"We seem to suffer blow after blow. "

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