The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has said that Mark Bridger, a suspect in the April Jones case, had not been a soldier. A spokesman said: "Mark Bridger has never been a member of the armed forces."
There have been some media reports that Mr Bridger had been in the Army until 1990.
Detectives investigating the abduction of April Jones have until this afternoon to charge or release murder suspect Mark Bridger.
New photographs of missing five-year-old April Jones have been released by her family, as the search for her continues.
Police have been granted an additional 24 hours to question April Jones murder suspect Mark Bridger.