30/01/2020

Women Arrested In Jonathan Cairns Murder Probe

Detectives investigating the murder of an 18 year-old in Co L'Derry over 20 years ago have arrested two women.

The pair, aged 72 and 76, were detained in connection with the death of Jonathan Cairns in Ballykelly on 25 April 1999.

It's known that the teenager was attacked as he made his way home from a night out, however no one has ever been convicted of the murder.
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Mr Cairns' body was found in a shallow grave in Loughermore Forest, about five miles from his home, the next day.

Police said the two women were arrested in L'Derry.



(JG/CM)

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