Caroline Glachan murder update
Robert Moore • Published 8 Nov 2011 16:30
MURDERED: Caroline's death remains an open case
STRATHCLYDE Police have said tonight (Tuesday) that no arrests have been made over the murder of schoolgirl Caroline Glachan in 1996, however they refused to be drawn on whether anyone is currently being questioned.
The Reporter has been contacted and the internet has been awash with speculation of an arrest in the case since yesterday afternoon (Monday).
The 14-year-old was found dead on the banks of the River Leven on 25 August 1996, about a mile from her Renton home.
However, a spokeswoman for Strathclyde Police said tonight (Tuesday) that any information about an arrest is "incorrect", adding that it was "100 per cent not the case" that anyone had been detained in connection with Caroline's murder.
However, she refused to say whether anyone is currently being questioned in connection with her death, adding that this information would form part of an active investigation and would not be commented on.
Despite numerous appeals detectives have never found Caroline's killer.
She was last seen as she walked to a friend's house from shops on the Ladyton estate at Renton after spending the evening with friends.
Police are still trying to trace a man in a hooded top who was seen standing around 30 yards from Caroline as she walked along Dillichip Loan at about 12.15am on the day of her murder.
Someone fitting his description was spotted about half an hour later running down the main street of Alexandria with another man and both have yet to be traced.
More than 500 people attended the funeral of the schoolgirl, who attended Our Lady's and St Patrick's school in Dumbarton.
This article appeared in Dumbarton & Vale of Leven Reporter 08 Nov 11
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