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Caroline Graham: Search for missing teen suspended after new information

PSNI officers searching for Caroline Graham, a 19-year-old last seen in 1989, have suspended their search.

Caroline Graham was 19 years old and living with her boyfriend in Portadown when she was last seen in 1989.
Caroline Graham was 19 years old and living with her boyfriend in Portadown when she was last seen in 1989.
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NORTHERN IRISH POLICE searching for the remains of a teenage schoolgirl who was murdered 23 years ago have suspended their search, after new information was handed over.

PSNI officers had reopened the investigations into Caroline Graham’s death in August, after being given new information and a possible location for her remains.

An intensive search had resumed last week – but has this evening been suspended after more new information came to light.

The officer in charge, detective chief inspector Gary Crawford, said the information received “will require further assessment and planning before the investigation can continue in its search phase.”

He added that the PSNI was “extremely grateful to members of the public who have come forward with information to assist our enquiries”.

Police would be returning to the Carlton Street area of Portadown to resume their search activity in the near future, he added.

“Even though people have provided information to us as a result of recent appeals I would continue to urge anyone who knows what happened to Caroline to contact Police,” he said.

Caroline, originally from Newry but living in Portadown with her boyfriend at the time of her disappearance, was 19 years old when she disappeared and was presumed murdered.

Nobody has ever been charged with her disappearance.

PSNI said anyone who may be able to help detectives can contact 07585 228283 (or from the Republic, 00 44 7585 228283).

Read: Fresh appeal for Caroline Graham who went missing 23 years ago

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