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Moira Anderson's Remains Not Found In Grave
The remains of a girl who went missing 56 years ago have not been found in a grave in Lanarkshire.
Forensic scientists investigating the disappearance of Moira Anderson began exhuming a burial site in Old Monkland Cemetery near Coatbride, Lanarkshire, this week, but the search was unsuccessful.
Chief Inspector Kenny Macleod, of Strathclyde Police, said: "I can confirm that Moira's remains have not been found.
"Obviously, this is not the conclusion that her family had wished for, but I would reiterate that the case is not closed.
"The case will remain open and any further lines of inquiry will be investigated."
Moira, who was 11 years old when she disappeared in 1957, is thought to have been murdered.
Her family believed her killer may have dumped her body in an open grave.
The prime suspect behind Moira's disappearance is convicted paedophile Alexander Gartshore, who died in 2006.
The young girl disappeared after taking a trip on a bus driven by him.
An acquaintance of Gartshore, Sinclair Upton, who died around the time of Moira's disappearance, is buried in the grave that was searched by police.
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This is a great shame. I lived in Edinburgh in 1957 and was just a little bit older than Moira when she disappeared. Like most kids in Scotland at the time, I remember it made me even more wary of strangers. I was hoping that this exhumation would bring an end to 56 years of suffering for her relatives. So sad...............
Poor family, they must have had their hopes up particuarly after the rader suggested there was another body in the grave, only to have them dashed.hope shes found soon so the family can get some closure.