Appeal launched in Ireland to help identify body of woman washed ashore in Scotland in 2006
COLD case investigators have launched an appeal in Ireland to help identify the body of a woman washed ashore in Scotland 16 years ago.
Mystery continues to surround the discovery of human remains on a beach at Port Logan in Stranraer in November 2006.
Investigators now suspect the woman may have entered the water in the Dublin Bay area in the Spring of 2006 based on tidal flows, the weather and the location of where the body was found.
The appeal will see a series of posters, social media posts, a video and a dedicated web page launched.
The campaign, which has been launched by the Scottish Cold Case Unit at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) and the missing persons charity Locate International, will use an updated facial reconstruction image of ‘Port Logan Woman' produced last year.
It is thought she was aged between 30 and 50, of thin build and between 4ft 11in and 5ft 4in tall.
She was wearing size 10 black Bay Trading trousers, a white BHS size 34C bra and tan-coloured tights when the body was found.
Dr Maureen Taylor, co-director of the Scottish Cold Case Unit at GCU, said:
"Is there a friend or relative that you haven't heard from or lost contact with who may have gone missing in the spring or summer of 2006?
"We hope the facial reconstruction jogs someone's memory and adds more pieces of the puzzle as to who she might be".
Anyone with information is asked to email ColdCaseUnit@gcu.ac.uk or call 0141 331 3235.