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Exhumed body not that of missing Arlene Arkinson

Tests were carried out on remains found in Co Sligo.

Arlene Arkinson disappeared after a night out in Co Donegal in the Republic in 1994 (PA)
Arlene Arkinson disappeared after a night out in Co Donegal in the Republic in 1994 (PA)

A body exhumed in Ireland is not that of missing 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.

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Robert Howard remains the prime suspect in the Arlene Arkinson murder (Kent Police/PA)

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.”

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