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By Fiona Reid
Dumfries and West
Do you recognise this woman?

A NEW facial reconstruction of human remains found on a beach in the region 15 years ago has been released by Police Scotland in the hope of identifying the woman whose death remains unexplained.

The remains were found on Wednesday, 22 November, 2006, on the beach at Port Logan and extensive enquiries have so far failed to find out who she is or what happened to her.

Forensic work has indicated that she was aged between 30 and 50, was of thin build and between 4ft 11in and 5ft 4in tall. She was wearing size 10 black Bay Trading trousers, a white BHS size 34c bra and tan-coloured tights.

Over the past six months, officers have also been working with Glasgow Caledonian University’s Cold Case Unit, a team of criminology students guided by Professor Lesley McMillan and Dr Maureen Taylor.

In collaboration with the Unit, officers sought specialist assistance for a facial reconstruction to be carried out and they now hope that someone may recognise the woman and help find out what happened to her.

Inspector Iain Milligan, of Police Scotland’s National Missing Person Unit, said: “Missing person reports across the UK have been checked without success to this point. The work done by Professor Caroline Wilkinson and the Face Lab at Liverpool John Moores University has provided us with a representation of the woman’s face based on details from the remains that were found. I also appreciate the help that the Cold Case Unit at Glasgow Caledonian University has provided us with in our investigation over the past several months.

“I hope that people will take a look and see if they recognise this woman. We want to be able to reunite her with her family and also find out what happened to her.”

* Anyone with information should call Police Scotland on 101, quoting missing person reference number 06-026047.

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