Crimewatch to show Corstorphine Hill murder appeal

A floral tribute left on Corstorphine Hill, Edinburgh, where the body of a woman was found. Picture: Jane Barlow
A floral tribute left on Corstorphine Hill, Edinburgh, where the body of a woman was found. Picture: Jane Barlow
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THE Corstorphine Hill murder is to feature on the BBC’s Crimewatch Roadshow programme tomorrow.

The man leading the investigation Detective Chief Inspector Keith Hardie will appear on tomorrow morning’s show, which will broadcast from 9.15am to 10am on BBC One.

He will reveal nine potential identities for the victim have been provided, but that all of those women people have been traced safe and well.

DCI Hardie will make a further appeal for information to help identify the woman, whose dismembered and buried remains were discovered on June 6.

In the two weeks since the discovery, Police Scotland’s Major Investigation Team have conducted a major inquiry which has seen over 90 witness statements taken, and has resulted in over a hundred phone calls from members of the public.

In addition, 10,000 leaflets have been distributed to the public, appealing for information that can assist in identifying the victim.

DCI Hardie said: “In the two weeks since the victim’s body was discovered, we have carried out extensive inquiries and have made a number of appeals for information to assist our investigation.

“We have had a fantastic response from members of the public and the media to our appeals for assistance in identifying her, however we still await that one vital call.

“We have released a detailed physical description of the woman, who we know was white, middle-aged, short in height, and with a slim build. She has had significant cosmetic work on her teeth, and was wearing a number of distinctive rings, images of which have been released to the public.

“We still however await that vital call, and I am urging anyone with information that can help us make that breakthrough to get in touch, either by contacting Police Scotland on 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800