A woman whose body was found by the side of the A90 on Saturday morning has been named as Charlotte Louise Tennant.
The 20-year-old had been out with friends in Fordoun on Friday night and is thought to have been walking to Laurencekirk on the road at around 4am on Saturday when she was struck by a vehicle and killed.
Ms Tenant was from the Laurencekirk area of Aberdeenshire.
Detective Chief Inspector Alex Dowall said: "A young woman has died as a result of this tragic incident and all of our thoughts are with Charlotte's family at this sad and extremely difficult time.
"The investigation is continuing today with a team of officers working to piece together the circumstances leading up to this incident. At this stage her injuries do appear to be consistent with having been struck by a vehicle.
"We believe Charlotte was walking on the stretch of the A90 between Fordoun and Laurencekirk, which is approximately nine miles north of Stracathro services, between 4am and 5am on Saturday morning.
"I am grateful to the members of the public who have contacted us so far and we have officers following up on those calls today.
"I would however, like to renew our appeal for anyone who may have seen Charlotte on this section of the A90 to contact us as soon as possible.
"At the time she was wearing dark jeans, a white T-shirt, a light blue denim shirt and white trainers."
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Grampian Police on 0845 600 5 700 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if you wish to remain anonymous.
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