Search for body comes to an end
POLICE Scotland have confirmed that its search for the body of murder victim Suzanne Pilley has been called off until new information comes to light.
But officers made a plea for any information not yet given to them ‘however unimportant it might seem’ in order to bring peace to Ms Pilley’s family.
David Gilroy was convicted of 38-year- old Ms Pilley’s murder in 2012. Police officers have long been convinced that Ms Pilley’s body is buried in Argyll after Gilroy, 53, an engineer, made a impromptu visit to Lochgilphead, taking in the Rest and Be Thankful, Oban and Crianlarich on the day of her death. A police spokeswoman told The Oban
Times: ‘ We would really like to find Miss Pilley’s remains and bring peace to her elderly family. From time to time we get information and we always act upon it. One day someone will give us the missing piece of information that we need. Any information about disturbed earth, or unusual activity around the time of the incident – or unusual sightings now – should be passed on, however unimportant it might seem. This is a jigsaw and we need the final piece.’
Police had previously fo- cused their inquiries on the Ardgarten area. Last week police officers were training in the area leading to questions about the re- opening of the case. However, a spokesman for Police Scotland confirmed: ‘At this time there has been no update on the search for Suzanne Pilley. Any activity we carry out is now based on new information from the public. Her body has not been recovered.’
Gilroy continues to plead his innocence and has made two appeals. He was given a life sentence and ordered to spend 18 years behind bars.
Suzanne Pilley’s body has never been found.