07/05/2011 01:03 pm ET Updated Sep 04, 2011

'News Of The World' Hacked Missing Girl Milly Dowler's Cellphone (VIDEO)

Nearly a decade after her death, the Milly Dowler case has a new telecommunications twist.

British tabloid News of the World came under fire on Tuesday for allegedly hacking into the then-missing 13-year-old's cell phone. Dowler disappeared in March 2002, and her death was not confirmed until remains surfaced six months later.

The inquiry into the newspaper's actions centers on suspicions that reporters tampered with the child's voicemails, which potentially obstructed police's ability to investigate her abduction and murder.