A body which was exhumed in Co Sligo is not that of a missing Tyrone schoolgirl. 

According to the BBC, the family of Arlene Arkinson said tests were carried out on the remains which were found in Co Sligo and they are not that of the 15-year-old who disappeared following a night out in Donegal in 1994. 

She was last seen in the company of convicted child killer Robert Howard, who was cleared of her murder but remains the main suspect.

Arlene’s sister Kathleen Arkinson told the BBC: "My hope in finding the remains of my sister, Arlene, have been dashed again."

Howard died in a UK prison in 2015 while serving a life sentence for rape and murder.

 

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