Arlene was just 15 years old when she disappeared in 1994 after a night out in Bundoran, County Donegal. She would be 32 now.
Convicted child-killer and rapist, Robert Howard, 77, managed to beat a murder rap, even though cops believe he is the killer.
A PSNI spokeswoman said: “Investigations into Arlene’s murder are continuing. We intend to mount further searches in the coming months.”
The police had been due to carry out searches for the missing teenager last January, but they were called off because of the weather. New searches will begin next month.
The spokeswoman added: “Arlene’s family have been kept up to date with the plans for a new search.”
Arlene Arkinson will be missing for 17 years on Saturday, 13 August.
Robert Howard beat the murder rap because the jury wasn’t told he was already serving life for murdering a 14-year-old girl in London.
Arlene’s family have always appealed for information on where her body is, so she can be given a Christian burial.Tags: