A KIRKLEES man has been arrested by police hunting the killer of a criminal who had fathered 32 children.
Some dismembered remains of 49-year-old Lennie Fulbirg were found dumped in a West Yorkshire lay-by close to the village of Oxenhope near Keighley more than seven years ago.
But advances in DNA meant police were only able to publicly confirm his identity this week.
Early today police raided a house in the Thornhill area of Dewsbury and arrested a 38-year-old man on suspicion of murder.
A similar raid was carried out in the Bierley area of Bradford and a 38-year-old woman was detained, also on suspicion of murder.
Both are being questioned at Bradford central police station.
Mr Fulbirg, originally from Newcastle upon Tyne, disappeared on August 11, 1996, after telling his family he was meeting a friend at a McDonald's restaurant on Rooley Lane in Bradford. He was never seen again.
His body had been dismembered and burned before being dumped in the lay-by.
Det Supt Phil Sedgwick described Mr Fulbirg as a "rogue" with a conviction for indecently assaulting an under-age girl.
He had been married four times and had fathered up to 32 children with a number of women and was also a thief with a number of convictions for dishonesty.
Police said they now plan to search the area where Mr Fulbirg's remains were discovered in the hope of finding his missing skull, leg and arm bones.