Emma’s killer is still out there... and he’s still a dan­ger to other women

Mum’s warn­ing as mur­der cops launch fresh ap­peal

Paisley Daily Express - - Front Page - David Campbell

The de­tec­tive lead­ing the hunt for Emma Cald­well’s killer made a fresh ap­peal for in­for­ma­tion yes­ter­day.

De­tec­tive Su­per­in­ten­dent David McLaren ap­peared on BBC One’s Crime­watch Road­show along with Emma’s mother and un­cle.

Emma, from Ersk­ine, was last seen 12 years ago on CCTV out­side the Glas­gow hos­tel where she was liv­ing.

Her body was found five weeks later in Rober­ton Woods, near Big­gar, La­nark­shire – 40 miles away from where she lived.

The 27- year- old was in­volved in pros­ti­tu­tion to­wards the end of her life and De­tec­tive Su­per­in­ten­dent McLaren, who has been re-in­ves­ti­gat­ing the mur­der for two years, wants to hear from other sex work­ers who were taken out­side of the city by clients.

He said: “The fo­cus of our in­ves­ti­ga­tion has been has been try­ing to es­tab­lish who Emma met that night? Who Emma had con­tact with? As you would ex­pect we have gone back to wit­nesses from the orig­i­nal case and re-in­ter­view­ing them.

“I’m cer­tain that there are woman out there who have been taken to that lo­ca­tion or taken ex­ces­sive miles out­side Glas­gow whilst they have been in­volved in pros­ti­tu­tion ei­ther back in 2005 or maybe still to­day.

“My ap­peal to­day is re­ally a heart­felt plea. You can see the im­pact Emma’s death has had on her fam­ily and I would ask any­body out there that has any in­for­ma­tion to please get in touch with us.”

Emma’s mother Mar­garet, 68, also ap­peared dur­ing the pro­gramme to make an emo­tional ap­peal for in­for­ma­tion.

Mar­garet said they used to have a great time to­gether and loved each other very much.

“I need this per­son to be found. I need him to tell me why he would take my daugh­ter’s life from her and leave the whole fam­ily feel­ing as they do.

“We miss her so much. We miss her ev­ery day.”

Emma’s fam­ily are still des­per­ately seek­ing an­swers about her death to get clo­sure.

Mar­garet added: “Please help us as a fam­ily. Some­one please come for­ward, that’s all we need.

“You’re out there, you’re there. You know this man is a dan­ger to other women.

“He must be found, he must be brought to jus­tice.

“He must be brought to jus­tice for Emma.”

Po­lice in­ves­ti­gat­ing the mur­der con­ducted a fur­ther search of the Rober­ton Woods in April this year as it was re­vealed a male DNA pro­file had been dis­cov­ered on Emma’s body us­ing new tech­niques.

Yes­ter­day Emma’s un­cle Jimmy Coyle de­scribed the pain of los­ing his niece.

He ex­plained: “Go­ing to Rober­ton, to where the body was found, was just an un­be­liev­able ex­pe­ri­ence.

“You’ve got all these emo­tions go­ing on in your mind about how ter­ri­fied must she have been, what or­deal did she go through be­fore this process. And your mind is just flooded with all that kind stuff.”

 If you have any in­for­ma­tion please con­tact Crime Stop­pers on, 0800 555 111.

New ap­peal Emma’s case fea­tured on BBC One’s Crime­watch Road­show

Jus­tice Emma’s mum Mar­garet made an emo­tional ap­peal for in­for­ma­tion

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