New leads in hunt for Caroline’s killer
Detectives dedicated to finding the killer of schoolgirl Caroline Glachan are sifting through new pieces of information on the historic unsolved crime.
The Lennox Herald reported last month how the top cop leading the investigation – speaking a year on from the 20th anniversary of her death – is confident that her murderer will be caught.
Detective Superintendent Jim Kerr told us, since the huge publicity drive in August 2016, forensic experts have been poring over items retrieved from the scene where the teenager’s body was found and have received 200 more pieces of information, including one from as far away as Australia.
Now, they have even more evidence to help finally snare the killer.
A Police Scotland spokeswoman confirmed to us this week:“We’ve had several pieces of information passed to us following our reappeal all of which are being progressed.”
Caroline was discovered on the morning of August 25, 1996, her body partially submerged in the River Leven.
The schoolgirl had been killed in a frenzied attack. A post-mortem later showed she was alive when she was dumped in the water and found no trace of drink or drugs in Caroline’s system.
Caroline and best pal Joanne Menzies had spent the evening together before the teenager decided to meet her boyfriend shortly before midnight.
Someone heard a scream come from behind Vale of Leven Academy, on the banks of the river, an hour later.
A man wearing a dark-hooded top had been seen around there at the time.Witnesses claimed they spotted the teenager being followed by a stranger as she walked along the river bank.
They issued an artist’s impression of a man at the time but he has never come forward.
Anyone with information can call 101, email operationfairing@ scotland.pnn.police.uk, or call Crimestoppers to give details anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Mystery Caroline Glachan’s murder is still unsolved