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Man Bailed Over Middlesbrough Teenager's Murder
A man arrested over the death of Rachel Wilson in Middlesbrough has been released on bail.
The 19 year old from Grove Hill went missing in 2002.
Her remains were found at Newham Hall Farm 10 years later.
Cleveland Police say the investigation remains ongoing.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Cleveland Police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
UPDATED 30th June 2014
A 55 year old man's been arrested by police investigating the murder of Middlesbrough teenager Rachel Wilson.
The 19 year old was last seen in the Woodlands Road area in May 2002.
Her remains were discovered in a secluded location at Newham Hall Farm on the outskirts of the town in June 2012.
Cleveland Police have told Heart her family, who have appealed in the past for the public's help in finding her killer, have been informed of the arrest.
UPDATED 30th May 2014
The sister of murdered Middlesbrough teenager Rachel Wilson has spoken to Heart.
Rachel, from Grove Hill, was only 19 years old when she was last seen on the 31st May 2002.
A major police investigation began at the time with hundreds of lines of enquiry and numerous media appeals - including personal appeals from Rachel's mum Tina Wilson.
It continued over the following years, but no one ever knew what had happened to her.
In June 2012, human remains were found in a secluded location at Newham Hall Farm on the outskirts of Middlesbrough.
These were confirmed as being those of Rachel and a new murder investigation was launched.
Rachel was finally laid to rest in September 2012, 10 years after her family last saw her alive.
Rachel's sister Nicola has been speaking to Heart:
People with information can phone Cleveland Police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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