Arrest made in 1994 murder case


The murder of 13-year-old schoolgirl Lindsay Rimer in 1994 has so far remained unsolved, with her heartbroken family still desperate for answers.
Now, detectives investigating the killing say they have made an arrest. A 63-year-old man from Bradford Yorkshire, is now being questioned in connection with the death of the teenager 22 years ago.
Lindsay’s body was not found for five months following her disappearance. Eventually, she was discovered in Rochdale canal, after vanishing from Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire in the winter of 1994.
Now police, who say they had never given up on finding Lindsay’s killer, have revealed that they have arrested a man who has been taken in for questioning.
This latest development comes following a statement from police earlier this year that they were looking into new leads in the hope of solving the historic case.
Forensic experts in Canada had put together a DNA profile of a suspect after investigating exhibits from the case, which had been provided by detectives in West Yorkshire.
Lindsay disappeared after leaving her home in Cambridge Street at around 10pm on November 7. She had visited the Trades Club on nearby Home Street and had last been seen on CCTV buying cornflakes at a store on Crown Street.
She was never seen alive again. Her body, which had been weighted down with her stone by her killer to prevent her from being found, was eventually recovered from the canal around a mile away from where she had last been seen.
Lindsay’s younger sister had never spoken about the effect losing her sister had on her. But, in April this year, she said: “There will always be a void. I have no memories of her of my own, everything is from photographs, stories and the media.”
She said that her family was now broken and that she often thought about what her life could have been like if she had grown up with an older sister, to fight with, to give her advice and to share experiences.
In a video appeal, which was issued by police in a bid to encourage anyone who knew anything about the case to come forward, Juliet added: “Not knowing what happened is the worst part. You walk down the street and wonder: ‘Was it them? Do you know something?’ Getting the answers wouldn’t change the hurt, but it would help bring closure to us all.”