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Saturday 22 October 2016

'Number of items' removed for examination in fresh land search for missing woman Lisa Dorrian

Claire Williamson

Published 22/02/2016 | 13:15

Lisa Dorrian
Lisa Dorrian

Nothing has been found by police in their fresh land search for Lisa Dorrian's remains.

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Searches began on land outside Comber, Co Down after new information was provided to the investigation team in a bid to end the 11-year agony of the family of the missing woman.

The general location was searched in 2012 for a vehicle but police were concentrating on a different section of land in a bid to find Lisa's body.

Police confirmed today that no human remains were found but that a number of items were removed for further examination.

Lisa Dorrian, 25, from Bangor, Co Down, vanished after a party on a caravan site 20 miles away in the coastal village of Ballyhalbert on the Ards peninsula on February 28 2005.

Her body has yet to be found but police believe she was murdered.

Despite a series of arrests, the identification of around 4,000 potential witnesses and more than 275 searches, no-one has been brought to justice.

Detective Chief Inspector Justyn Galloway, from Serious Crime Branch, said: “Our enquiries are continuing. We would again appeal to those individuals who know what happened to Lisa to provide that information.

"This would enable Lisa’s family to have some degree of closure as they face another anniversary of her disappearance in the coming days without the answers they so desperately crave and deserve.”

In January this year Lisa's broken-hearted mum Pat (59) died without ever finding out the truth about what happened to her beloved daughter.

Belfast Telegraph

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