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By Euan Maxwell
Dumfries and West
Police appeal after human remains found

HUMAN remains were found by police officers after extinguishing a fire at Lincluden.

Officers were called to a report of a car on fire at Jocks Loaning, College Road on Wednesday morning at around 8.15 am.

After emergency services attended and put out the blaze they discovered “human remains” within the the grey coloured Vauxhall Insignia.

Police stated that extensive enquiries are underway to confirm the identity of the deceased and a post mortem examination will be carried out in due course to establish the exact cause of death which  is currently being treated as “unexplained”.

Officers have put out an appeal for anybody with any information to contact them.
Detective Inspector Craig Nicolson said: “A team of specialist officers are working to establish the full circumstances surrounding this incident and I am appealing to anyone, who may have information to assist the investigation, to please get in touch.
“I would particularly like to hear from any motorists with dash-cams who were travelling in the area of Lincluden Road, Priory Avenue, Glasgow Road (A76) or Jocks Loaning, between 7.30 am and 8.15 am on Wednesday, September 22. I would also urge any local residents with private CCTV to check their footage during that time period in case they have anything which could be of significance.
“Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland through 101, quoting incident number 0517 of Wednesday, 22 September, 2021.”

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