A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering Hull University student Libby Squire.
Her body was recovered from the Humber Estuary six weeks after she disappeared in February following a night out.
Humberside Police said: “A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of 21-year-old Libby Squire.
“The man was arrested earlier and is currently being questioned by detectives and Libby’s family are being supported by specialist officers.”
Hundreds of police officers and members of the public were involved in an extensive search after she was reported missing on 1 February.
The body of philosophy student from High Wycombe was recovered from the Humber Estuary on 20 March.
Ms Squire was last seen at just after midnight near her home on Wellesley Avenue, Hull.
Later that morning she was reported missing and search specialists, dog handlers, underwater officers and the public began a search.
At one stage, around 200 students gathered in the rain as a show of solidarity and support for the student and her parents.
Appealing for information during the search her mother, Lisa, said: “Libby, my darling pie, we just want to know that you are safe.”
In an emotional Facebook post following the discovery of her body, her mother said: “I cannot thank you enough my darling Pie for making me a mummy.”