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  • 10 January 2013, 16:04

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 beganexhuming 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 killermay 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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