Man released in Caroline Graham murder investigation

August 11, 2014

Police investigating the murder of a Newry teenager who disappeared in 1989 have released a 53 year old man arrested last Friday morning in County Antrim.

19 year old Caroline Graham had been living in Portadown when she vanished

Police said the man was arrested and questioned at the Serious Crime Suite in Antrim town on suspicion of Ms Graham’s murder and possession of a firearm, but was subsequently released without charge on Friday evening.

The arrest followed renewed searches last Monday of a house in Hanover Street, Portadown, where Ms Graham had lived with her boyfriend. Officers deployed specially-trained victim recovery dogs there, which can detect human remains.

Several police searches had been carried out in the town over the years, but the Newry teenegaer’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 last week forensic scientists were also asked to examine items discovered by the search dogs.