North: Text message appeal in hunt for murdered woman

Text messages are to be sent out to 800 phones in a bid to locate murdered shop assistant Lisa Dorrian’s body, police revealed today.

Text messages are to be sent out to 800 phones in a bid to locate murdered shop assistant Lisa Dorrian’s body, police revealed today.

They will urge anyone who noticed a red or orange day cruiser boat which detectives believe may have been used to move her remains last summer to contact police.

The messages, directed at mobiles and landlines of people in North Down and along the Ards Peninsula, also appeal for details on any disturbances at sheds or derelict buildings in the area during July and August.

Police believe the 25-year-old Bangor woman’s body may have been hidden in outhouses after she was killed 12 months ago.

It could then have been moved and dumped at sea.

Lisa vanished from a party at a caravan site in Ballyhalbert, Co Down last February.

Despite a huge search operation no trace of her body has been found.

Several men have been questioned about the killing without anyone being charged.

Those suspected of involvement are believed to have loyalist paramilitary connections.

But as the Dorrian family’s pain and uncertainty continued, police used the first anniversary of Lisa’s disappearance to issue a new appeal for information.

The text message will read: “can U help? Lisa Dorrian went missing from Ballyhalbert 1 yr ago.

“We believe her body was moved. Did you see the red boat in the police appeal or do you have sheds or derelicts on your land which may have been entered during July or August 2005?

“If so please contact 0800 555111 or reply to this text.”

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