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    Ben Needham 21 months Kos Greek Island.

    Police searching for missing toddler Ben Needham say they have found items of "slight interest", including fabric.
    The 21-month-old little boy vanished on the holiday island of Kos 25 years ago from an arid stretch of farmland where his grandfather was doing up a property.
    A 19-strong team of Yorkshire Police officers, forensic specialists and an archaeologist are investigating the site and digger teams started work on Monday afternoon to break up the clay-like ground.

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    An old case that looks like it might be finding closure.

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    Ben Needham (born 29 October 1989 in [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]), a British citizen, disappeared on 24 July 1991 at the age of 21 months from the Greek island of [Only registered and activated users can see links. ].[Only registered and activated users can see links. ] Despite numerous reported sightings over the years, no trace of him has yet been found.[Only registered and activated users can see links. ] It is one of the longest missing person cases in the history of the United Kingdom.[Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    In September 2016, police told his mother that they had learned he may have been killed in a construction accident. An excavation of the site where the accident occurred was expected to begin soon

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    Poor little boy, I hope the new (possible) evidence leads to some answers.

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    Ben Needham: Blood found on items in hunt for toddler

    July 24, 2017


    Signs of blood have been found on items recovered by police searching for missing Sheffield toddler Ben Needham.

    Ben was 21-months-old when he disappeared on the Greek island of Kos in July 1991.

    South Yorkshire Police said forensic work was being carried out in Aberdeen to try to extract DNA from the items.

    Det Insp Jon Cousins said the development "corroborates and strengthens" the theory Ben died in an accident near to where he disappeared.

    Ben went missing while playing near a farmhouse, which was being renovated by his grandfather in Iraklis.

    An extensive 21-day search of land around the building and a second site 750m away took place in October after it emerged the toddler may have been crushed to death by a digger working on the site.

    About 60 items discovered during the search were brought back to the UK for analysis, some of which were sent for testing at the James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen.

    Details of the findings have been released on the 26th anniversary of Ben's disappearance.

    Professor Lorna Dawson, head of the soil forensics group, said the team of scientists had discovered the "chemical finger print" of compounds left behind "when there has been decomposition or decay".

    "There's a strong indication from this chemical profile that this was present on those items as a result of blood decomposition," she said.

    "It's significant in identifying that there had been a human who had bled in contact with those items.

    "The biologist has to come in now and identify who left that blood on that item by extracting the DNA."

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