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Lindsay Rimer death: Man arrested over 1990s case bailed

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Image caption Lindsay Rimer disappeared on her way home from the shops

A man arrested on suspicion of the murder of a teenager in the 1990s has been released on police bail.

Lindsay Rimer, 13, was last seen at a shop in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, on 7 November, 1994.

Her body was found in the Rochdale Canal a mile from the town centre in April 1995.

A 63-year-old man from Bradford was arrested on Tuesday. Detectives had been given a 24-hour extension to question him.

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Image caption Ms Rimer was last seen at a shop on Crown Street buying cornflakes

Two canal workers found the teenager's body, which was weighted down with a stone.

Andy Glover, from Mytholmroyd, was checking for debris when he spotted something in the water.

He said: "We thought that it was a sheep. As we pulled it towards us, the body rolled in the water.

"There was no mistaking who it was, we saw the strands of hair on her face and knew we had found Lindsay Rimer."

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Media captionAndy Glover and a fellow canal worker found the body of Lindsay Rimer

Ms Rimer left her home in Cambridge Street at about 22:00 GMT and met her mother at the Trades Club in Hebden Bridge.

The last known sighting of her was caught on CCTV 20 minutes later as she bought cornflakes on Crown Street.

In April, police said a new DNA profile had been identified which it hoped would lead them to identify the killer.

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