A man arrested on suspicion of murdering Hull University student Libby Squire has been released under investigation.
Miss Squire, 21, disappeared after a night out in February earlier this year, sparking a large-scale search that involved hundreds of police officers and members of the public.
Her body was found seven weeks later in the Humber Estuary, near the Grimsby docks, on March 20.
This week, Humberside Police announced a man, 25, had been arrested on suspicion of murdering the philosophy student, originally from High Wycombe.
However, the suspect has now been released under investigation while ‘further inquiries continue’.
Detective Superintendent Martin Smalley said: ‘Proceedings are active and I would remind people to please refrain from any speculation, as the investigation is very much live and continuing.
‘There are further inquiries still being carried out and there are constant investigative developments and procedures that are ongoing.
‘The majority of the additional analysis stage is now complete, with a small number still pending final results.
‘A file is being prepared for the Crown Prosecution Service as the investigation progresses.’
He added: “My heartfelt thanks go out to Libby’s parents for their continued understanding and patience.
‘They have been kept informed of all the developments in the investigation and they will always maintain our support.’
Miss Squire was reported missing on February 1, following a night out in the Hull city centre.
She was denied entry to a club and took a taxi home, but was later spotted sitting on a bench near Haworth Street at 12.09am.
Police have not released any information surrounding her cause of death.
Miss Squire’s mum Lisa shared an emotional Facebook post thanking her eldest child for ‘making me a mummy’ after her body was found.
She wrote: My baby girl is gone. Gone forever. No more birthdays with us. No more Christmas days with us. No more family time all together.
‘No family should have to endure that. No sisters should have that special girl they have known for all their time on this earth taken from her.
‘No 11-year-old brother should have his idol taken from him. No dad should have his first born little girl, his princess, taken from him.
‘No grandparent should lose their first born grandchild child. No aunt and uncle lose their first born niece. No mother should have to watch her family go through all of that.’