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Three held over girl’s disappearance nine years ago

PUBLISHED: 00:36 26 November 2008 | UPDATED: 13:49 05 October 2010

Tulay... missing nine years, her body never found

Tulay... missing nine years, her body never found

DETECTIVES have arrested three men on suspicion of murder and conspiracy to murder in connection with the disappearance of 15-year-old schoolgirl Tulay Goren from East London nine years ago. The three men aged 48, 41 and 55, were arrested at addresses in East London yesterday (Tuesday) and are being held for questioning by police. Tulay was reported missing on January 22, 1999

DETECTIVES have arrested three men on suspicion of murder and conspiracy to murder in connection with the disappearance of 15-year-old schoolgirl Tulay Goren from East London nine years ago.

The three men aged 48, 41 and 55, were arrested at addresses in East London yesterday (Tuesday) and are being held for questioning by police.

Turkish-born Tulay was reported missing by friends and family on January 22, 1999, from her home in Woodford Green.

The last time anyone saw or spoke to her was January 7 that year in the Woodford Green area.

A missing persons' investigation was led by police at Redbridge. But it was transferred to the North East Area Major Investigation pool, now the Homicide & Serious Crime Command, after two months following concerns about Tulay's disappearance.

Three men and a woman were arrested in 1999 in the investigation and the hunt for Tulay's body. A fourth man was interviewed under caution.

Those arrested were bailed and subsequently released with no further action.

But the investigation has always remained open and under review—Tulay’s remains have never been found.


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