DETECTIVES from the PSNI’s Major Investigation Team investigating the murder of Lisa Dorrian have been granted additional time to question a man and woman on suspicion of murder.
Detective Superintendent Jason Murphy, who is leading the investigation, said: “Detectives investigating the murder of Lisa Dorrian have been granted an additional 12 hours to question a 49 year old man and a 34 year old woman on suspicion of murder.
“Both remain in police custody at this time.”
The pair were arrested in the Newtownards area yesterday morning as part of the 14 year investigation.
Detectives acting on fresh information have been conducting searches this week at a caravan park in Ballyhalbert and a disused airfield close by.
Det Supt Murphy said officers were using new technology in the search for Lisa’s remains, particularly in “voids” deep beneath the ground.
Lisa disappeared in February 2005 and police believe she was murdered and her remains secretly buried.