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Rachel Manning murder quiz men released on police bail

Rachel Manning
Image caption Ms Manning's body was discovered by workmen at the golf course

Two men who were quizzed by police on suspicion of murdering a teenager almost 10 years ago have been released on police bail.

The body of Rachel Manning, 19, was found in undergrowth at Woburn Golf Course, Bedfordshire, in December 2000.

Her boyfriend, Barri White, was cleared of her murder in 2008.

Police said two men, aged 34 and 38 and from the Bletchley area of Buckinghamshire, arrested on suspicion of murder, had been released on bail.

Ms Manning disappeared on 10 December after a 1960s-themed fancy dress party at Bradwell Village Hall, Milton Keynes.

She was dressed in white knee-high boots with platform soles, a short black skirt and a white top with flowers on the front.

Workmen found body

After the party, a group including Ms Manning and her boyfriend went to the Chicago Rock Cafe in Milton Keynes.

She left the bar and at about 0230 GMT and was seen walking alone.

Two days later, her body was found by workmen preparing a new course at the golf club.

A post-mortem examination revealed she had been asphyxiated and her head and face had been mutilated after her death.

Mr White spent six years in jail until a retrial was ordered after his case was highlighted by the BBC's Rough Justice programme.

Last year, police announced they had reopened the murder investigation and offered a reward of £25,000 for information.

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