Cold case files

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Emma Cald­well, May 2005: She and six other women who were sex work­ers on the streets of Glas­gow were mur­dered over a decade. There was spec­u­la­tion the mur­ders were the work of a se­rial killer. Po­lice dis­missed the claim.

Billy Sib­bald, Oc­to­ber 2002: Sib­bald van­ished af­ter telling his wife he was meet­ing busi­ness as­so­ci­ates. His de­com­pos­ing body was found three months later in wood­land near Mus­sle­burgh.

Alex Blue, June 2002: Blue was found out­side his home in Glas­gow’s west end with head in­juries, and died in hos­pi­tal. He ran a lu­cra­tive taxi firm. He told friends he was view­ing a house on the day he was at­tacked. It later emerged the home was never on the mar­ket.

Frank McPhee, May 2000: McPhee, a Glas­gow gangland fig­ure, died from a sin­gle shot to the head from a sniper in Mary­hill. Po­lice in­ves­ti­gated links to Irish ter­ror­ism, drugs and dog-fight­ing. McPhee had twice been cleared of mur­der him­self. Caro­line Glachan, Au­gust 1996: The 14-year-old left her home in the Vale of Leven to meet friends. Her bat­tered body was found the next day, the vic­tim of a seem­ingly mo­tive­less at­tack. There had been no sex­ual as­sault. Ann Bal­lan­tine, Novem­ber 1986: The 20-year-old was found in a canal in Ed­in­burgh, wrapped in a car­pet. She had been raped and stran­gled by her at­tacker. It is be­lieved that her mur­derer kept her some­where be­fore dump­ing her body.

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