Corstorphine Hill body: Post-mortem results due

Police are investigating the find. Picture: Ian Rutherford
Police are investigating the find. Picture: Ian Rutherford
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RESULTS of a post-mortem carried out on a woman’s body discovered in a shallow grave were set to be revealed today.

The badly decomposed body, which was found by a passer-by last Thursday, is thought to have been lying in the site on Corstorphine Hill for months.

The remains have been removed from the site, which is on the same hill as Edinburgh Zoo and popular with dog walkers, but it has been sealed off by police.

Detectives were expected to speak about the grim discovery today.

Gordon Swann, chairman of woodland welfare group Friends of Corstorphine Hill, said the area in which the body was found was very 
secluded.

He said: “It’s very overgrown, and it’s surrounded by a wall.

“The path is used quite frequently by dog walkers from Saughtonhall, but I don’t think anyone who was there at night would have been spotted by anyone.

“People are surprised and I think a bit frightened because of what has happened, nobody really wants to go to that area.”

Officers do not believe the body is that of anyone already known to be missing.

On Monday, detectives ruled out speculation that the body was that of murdered book-keeper Suzanne Pilley, who went missing two years ago.

Her former lover, David Gilroy, was convicted of her murder last year.