Detectives are still clinging to a belief that the passing of time might result in the murderer of Hebden Bridge schoolgirl Lindsay Rimer being brought to justice.
It will be 19 years next month when the 13-year-old was reported missing. Her body was found in the Rochdale Canal in April 1995.
Detective Chief Insp Paul Fountain, of the West Yorkshire Police’s major investigation review team, is hopeful someone will come forward with vital information.
“Over time, allegiances change and we would encourage anyone who has information that can assist us in bringing those responsible for the murder of Lindsay to get in touch,” he said.
The case has regularly appeared in the news and this week a possible new twist was highlighted.
But, detectives said they are satisfied the late disgraced BBC presenter and predatory paedophile Jimmy Savile, a frequent visitor to the Calder Valley in the 1990s, was not connected to the murder and their focus continued to centre on evidence and not speculation.