New bid launched to find brother’s killer

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jus­tice, said: “The po­lice have had them since John was killed and there could be some­thing on them that can help us.

“We have waited for a long time and the po­lice haven’t been able to solve the case.

“If I can get his phone and his lap­top then I can see what was go­ing on in the lead up to his death – who he was speak­ing to, who he phoned.

“I will never give up un­til we have clo­sure.”

De­tec­tive Chief In­spec­tor Mark Bell, of the Homi­cide Gov­er­nance and Review depart­ment, said: “The pas­sage of time is no bar­rier to the in­ves­ti­ga­tion of un­re­solved mur­der cases and, in the view of Po­lice Scot­land, these cases are never closed.

“Homi­cide Gov­er­nance and Review ac­tively keeps all un­solved and un­re­solved homi­cides un­der review and meets reg­u­larly with the Crown Of­fice and Procu­ra­tor Fis­cal Ser­vice in an at­tempt to review these cases and pur­sue res­o­lu­tion.

“Along with our part­ners in the Scot­tish Po­lice Author­ity Foren­sic Ser­vices, we con­tinue to re­lent­lessly pur­sue ad­vances in tech­nol­ogy and in­ves­tiga­tive ap­proaches which help bring those re­spon­si­ble for se­ri­ous and vi­o­lent crimes to jus­tice and pro­vide an­swers for fam­i­lies of the victims of such crimes.

“Sci­en­tific and foren­sic de­vel­op­ments, combined with in­for­ma­tion from the pub­lic and de­ter­mined in­ves­tiga­tive work, can yield new op­por­tu­ni­ties in such cases.

“In ad­di­tion, given the pas­sage of time, per­sonal cir­cum­stances and as­so­ci­a­tions can change. If any­one has any new in­for­ma­tion please con­tact po­lice on 101, or call Crimestop­pers on 0800 555 111.”

Bruce Mc­murchie has in­structed a so­lic­i­tor in a bid to bring his brother’s killer to jus­tice.

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