Detectives investigating the disappearance of Lisa Bennett have arrested a man on suspicion of her murder.
Lisa disappeared on May 9th 2013 when she was last spotted in a shop within the Selly Oak area of Birmingham
Lisa mother had not heard from her in a number of weeks and contacted West Midlands Police to report her missing on the 23rd of May.
After a eight months of extensive investigations, detectives have failed to find any evidence that Lisa is still alive.
Detectives from the West Midlands Police Major Investigation Team attended an address Today (5th February) where a 34-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of the murder of Lisa.
The man is being questioned at a Police Station within Birmingham.
Detective Inspector Warren Hines is leading the investigation. He said: “For some time now we have been piecing together Lisa’s last known movements and speaking to friends or associates in a bid to find any clues as to what might have happened to her.
“To date we have found nothing to suggest that Lisa had planned to leave or even that she is still alive.
“Detailed investigation shows that she has not accessed any of her accounts or claimed any benefits since last May and we strongly suspect that she may have been a victim of crime.
“We urge people who know Lisa, or have information about her disappearance to contact us as soon as possible.”
Lisa is described as white, around 5ft 8ins tall, with short dark brown hair and a tattoo of a flower on her right shoulder
DI Hines added: “Regardless of what has caused her disappearance, Lisa is still missing. We need to find her and give her family some answers. That is why it is so important that people call us if they know anything at all.”
Lisa’s mother Janet Bennett said: “All Lisa’s family and friends who know her in Burton love her to bits. All we want to do is find out what has happened to her. Even though she can be a bit of a rebel, she is a lovely girl and we all miss her very much.”
Anyone with any information to help the police investigation should call Force CID in Birmingham by dialling 101 or speak to Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111.
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