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Moira Anderson Probe Focused
Police have confirmed the investigation into the death of Coatbridge schoolgirl Moira Anderson is focusing on identifying where she may be buried.
Speaking after a meeting between the Lord Advocate and forensic experts, Detective Superintendent Pat Campbell said the murder was “still very much a live investigation.”
Forensic specialists have narrowed down the locations where the remains of the murdered schoolgirl may be buried, the Crown Office said after the meeting.
Det Supt Campbell added: “The focus is to identify any potential deposition site and to recover the remains of Moira, and ultimately to bring closure to Moira’s family and the local community. Our officers remain focused and committed to resolving this case working with identified experts within this field.
“I would continue to urge anyone with information about Moira’s death to contact police, no matter how insignificant you think it might be or how much time has passed.”
The 11-year-old was last seen on a bus in 1957.
The Crown said earlier this year the bus driver, Alexander Gartshore, would have been tried for her murder if he was still alive.
It is now considering the next steps in the investigation. Specialists in soil science have now identified a number of sites where her remains might be buried.
Prof Lorna Dawson, geoforensics expert from the James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen, was enlisted earlier this year to help in the search.