Man arrested on suspicion of murdering teenager Lindsay Jo Rimer who vanished 21 years ago

The 13-year-old’s body was found in a canal five months later and had been weighed down with a stone

lindsay1Lindsay Jo Rimer was found dead five months after disappearing

A 63-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a 13-year-old girl more than 22 years ago.

Lindsay Jo Rimer vanished on bonfire weekend after buying cornflakes at her local Spar shop in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire in 1994.

Her body was found five months later in a nearby canal, just two miles upstream from her home.

She had been weighted down and a post-mortem examination later revealed she had been strangled.

Earlier this year West Yorkshire Police sent new DNA evidence to Canada to be analysed using the latest scientific techniques.

lindsay2CCTV still issued by West Yorkshire Police of Lindsay Jo Rimer

Lindsay’s mother Geri, 64, has said: “My little girl deserves justice. My little girl does not deserve to be dead.

“I made a vow when her body was found that I would not give up until the conclusion. We owe it to Lindsay. I miss her every day – we all do.”

Youngest sister Juliet, 23, was just 17 months old when Lindsay disappeared after going to her local Spar Shop in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, on November 7th.

CCTV showed her paying for cornflakes at 10.22pm and she was never seen alive again.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said on Tuesday: “A 63 year old man from Bradford was arrested this afternoon on suspicion of the murder of the Hebden Bridge teenager.

“He is currently being questioned by detectives in police custody.”

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