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File to be sent to PPS in Inga Maria Hauser murder probe

Inga Maria Hauser (PSNI/PA)
Inga Maria Hauser (PSNI/PA)

Detectives investigating the murder of German backpacker Inga Maria Hauser are to send a file to the Public Prosecution Service.

Police confirmed the move in a meeting on Monday with the Hauser family's solicitor in Northern Ireland, the BBC has reported.

The body of 18-year-old Ms Hauser was found dumped in a remote part of Ballypatrick Forest, just outside Ballycastle, Co Antrim, in 1988, two weeks after she was last seen alive on a ferry from Scotland.

Earlier this year, a 59-year-old was arrested on suspicion of the Munich teenager's murder and later released on bail pending further inquiries.

In 2018, detectives said they believe several people may have been involved directly in the murder, or in the subsequent cover-up, and said they only need fractional piece of evidence to bring the chief suspects to justice.

Police also found a male genetic profile at the murder scene.

One of the UK's largest ever DNA screenings was undertaken several years ago, however analysis of 2,000 samples failed to find a match.

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