OFFICERS searching for the body of murdered Suzanne Pilley have identified a key new search area, it has been revealed.
A remote spot near Minard, Argyll, is subject to a fresh, intensive police search in connection with the 38-year old from Stenhouse.
She disappeared in May 2010 and has not been seen since.
Her ex-lover David Gilroy is serving life for her murder – but has refused to say where he disposed of her body.
Officers have begun searching the Minard area in response to claims from a witness who saw Gilroy’s silver car on the main road between Loch-gilphead and Inverary the day after she vanished.
The same witness also claims to have spotted Gilroy’s Vauxhall Vectra at a quiet spot off the main A83 arterial route that runs through the area.
Police Scotland have confirmed they are looking at the site in Minard.
DCI Stuart Houston said: “The area of Minard, along with a number of areas in Argyll, did feature in the investigation. Following the recent appeal on BBC’s Crimewatch, officers have followed up on information that has been passed to police, which is subject to further investigation.”
Earlier this month, Suzanne’s heartbroken parents appealed on Crimewatch for Gilroy, 50, to reveal their daughter’s final resting place.
Ms Pilley, was last caught on CCTV camera heading for the office of Infrastructure Managers in the city centre’s Thistle Street, where she and Gilroy both worked.