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Man released over disappearance of Portadown woman Caroline Graham

Caroline Graham, who went missing from her home in Portadown in April 1989

Caroline Graham, who went missing from her home in Portadown in April 1989

Police investigating the murder of a teenager who disappeared in 1989 have released a 53-year-old man.

Caroline Graham had been living in Portadown, Co Armagh, Northern Ireland, when she vanished in 1989, aged 19.

The man was arrested on Friday morning and was questioned on suspicion of Ms Graham’s murder and possession of a firearm, but was released later the same day.

A Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) spokesman said: “Detectives from serious crime branch investigating the murder of Caroline Graham in Portadown in 1989 have arrested a 53-year-old man.”

He was arrested in County Antrim on Friday morning and is being questioned at Antrim PSNI station

On Monday officers with specially-trained dogs searched a house at Hanover Street in the Mid Ulster town where Ms Graham had lived with her boyfriend.

Officers have previously carried out several searches in the town over the years, but Ms Graham’s body has not been found.

A murder inquiry was launched in August 2012 after police said they had a number of new lines of inquiry.

Earlier this week forensic scientists were asked to examine items discovered by the search dogs.

 

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