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Video: Quarry to be drained in search for murder victim Charlotte Murray

A FLOODED quarry in Co Tyrone is to be drained in a new search for the body of murder victim Charlotte Murray.

An area close to Benburb has been identified for the search effort which will take place this week.

The Omagh woman’s former fiancé Johnny Miller was found guilty of her murder by a jury earlier this month. He is due to be sentenced next month.

The 34-year-old was killed some time between October 31 and November 1 2012.

Yesterday police moved diggers in to clear an area near Benburb so that a flooded quarry can be drained.

Divers previously searched the quarry for Ms Murray’s remains. It will now be drained for “full assurance” that the bottom has been examined.

Murder victim Charlotte Murray

Detective Chief Inspector Eamonn Corrigan said the quarry is in an “area of significant interest” to the investigation. The searches come following a “detailed review” of the investigation and trial, he said.

The detective also made a fresh appeal for information.

“Seven years have now passed and it is important that we bring Charlotte’s family the closure that any grieving family deserves,” he said.

Charlotte Murray's killer Johnny Miller

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