Police make fresh appeal for help in tracing the remains of missing Caroline Graham

Police make fresh appeal for help in tracing the remains of missing Caroline Graham

DETECTIVES investigating the murder of Caroline Graham 24 years ago believe more than one person knows where the killer hid her remains.

In 1989, Caroline Graham went missing from her hometown of Portadown, Co Armagh without a trace.

Now in a renewed effort to help locate her remains, investigating officers will hand out leaflets in the town over the coming days.

They will use an advertising trailer to highlight their fresh appeal for information and want people in the area to come forward with information.

Last year police mounted a major search operation in the Carleton Street area of the town for the remains of 19-year-old Caroline who lived in nearby Hanover Street with her boyfriend.

Areas of waste ground and parts of premises including a well were searched.

A range of specialist resources were deployed including body recovery dogs, probes, scanners, structural engineers and an underwater search team, but nothing of significance was found.

Detectives believe the key to recovering Caroline’s remains and catching her killer lies with a small group of local people.

Detective Inspector Peter Montgomery, from Serious Crime Branch, said: “This leaflet and trailer initiative is another strand of the overall investigative process.

“We believe there is more than one person who knows exactly where Caroline is buried. We need them to come forward and tell us exactly what they know.

“Whoever is responsible for Caroline’s murder has spoken to people and they know exactly what has happened to Caroline.

“We are working to recover a young woman’s remains so that her family can give her a Christian burial and her killer can be brought to justice.

“Even if you think that what you know is only rumour or chat, we need to hear it. Please don’t assume that police know. Don’t think your information is not relevant or significant – it might be. Let us decide.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives on 07585 22 82 83.

Or alternatively they can use the freephone confidential Crimestoppers number 0800 555 111 to pass on the information anonymously to detectives.

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