THE PSNI’S Major Investigation Team has started a fresh search today for the murdered remains of Lisa Dorrian.
Detective Superintendent Jason Murphy, who is leading the investigation, said: “The determination of the PSNI to bring those who killed Lisa Dorrian to justice is as strong today as it has ever been.
“I can confirm that a large scale search operation is taking place today in the caravan park in Ballyhalbert where Lisa was last seen alive, as well as the disused airfield behind.
“We will also be searching a number of other areas over the coming days.
“The purpose of the search operation is two-fold: Firstly I want to recover Lisa’s body and allow the Dorrian family to finally put Lisa to rest.
“And secondly I am looking for evidence relating to her disappearance.
“Our relationship with Lisa’s family remains very positive and they have been updated on the current investigative position.”
Shop worker Lisa, from Bangor, Co Down, vanished one night in February 2005 after being at a party at Ballyhalbert Caravan Park.
Over the last 14 years, police have carried out extensive searches to find her remains but without success.