Published Wednesday, 30 July 2014
Lorraine McCausland was stripped of her clothing, beaten and dumped in a stream in the Ballysillan area of north Belfast in March 1987.
The 22-year-old had been returning home for a night out in a loyalist drinking den before she was attacked.
A leading figure in the UDA was considered the chief suspect in the brutal killing.
The Historical Enquiries Team, following an investigation, said that suspect was recruited weeks later by the police as an informer, however, it could not prove collusion was a factor in the incident.
The Police Ombudsman is investigating claims the police could have done more to bring those responsible for the killing to justice.
They didn't just murder Lorraine, they destroyed a family, her two boys, her brothers and sisters. It changed life completely.
Earlier this year a leading UK pathologist - who has worked on some of the most notorious deaths including the killing of Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko and the murders in Soham of children Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman - has said vital clues were missed in the investigation.
Dr Nat Cary also helped secure the conviction of serial killer Robert Black for the murder of Co Antrim schoolgirl Jennifer Cardy back in 1981.
He was asked by Lorraine's family to review the murder and found that she may have been raped by her killer and that evidence could still exist to help track those responsible.
His report has been handed to the PSNI, which has said it is carrying out a new examination of the murder and considering new material.
Lorraine's sister, Cathy McIlvenny told UTV: "It's hard knowing who was responsible and being able to do nothing about it.
"But I think if we can get a day in court and justice, we as a family can move on.
"For the first time in 26 years I have been able to finally say to Lorraine, your day is coming."
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