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
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