The murder of drama student Amanda Jane Duffy in Lanarkshire is being re-investigated by police 20 years after her body was found.
Ms Duffy's remains were discovered in waste ground in Hamilton’s Miller Street in the early hours of Saturday, May 30 in 1992.
An incident room has now been set up in Larkhall Police Office with police issuing a new appeal for information after the 19-year-old Motherwell College student’s death.
Detective Superintendent Alan Buchanan, the officer in charge of the investigation, is urging people who may have information regarding the murder and who have not yet come forward to do so now.
He added: "It is now 20 years since the appalling murder of Amanda and every day her family have to live with the knowledge that the person responsible for the murder of their daughter has never been brought to justice.
"I believe that certain people have information in relation to Amanda's murder that they are withholding, perhaps from a sense of misguided loyalty and may be reluctant to come forward with that information.
"I now need those people to look at their consciences and think of Amanda's family and friends who have been through the worst experience imaginable in losing a loved one in the most horrific way.
"If you have information that may assist the investigation please contact the incident room on 01698 202326 or alternatively Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where anonymity can be maintained. There is also a dedicated e mail address – AmandaDuffyInquiry@strathclyde.pnn.police.uk where information can be forwarded to.”
Last month, friends and family of Ms Duffy spoke to STV ahead of a charity walk in aid of PETAL, a support charity established in 1994 by them and the parents of a Blantyre man who lost his life.
Ms Duffy’s father Joe said: "Some days it is hard to believe that it has been 20 years since Amanda Jane passed away. A lot of the memories are as clear as yesterday. But it feels like 20 years when I look around and see my other children all grown up and look at my grandchildren.
"She was very bubbly and bright, she had a massive show of red curly hair and was into youth theatre and was a drama student. She was always full of life and a very good dancer - she was the nosiest in the house. It’s very rare that you meet someone who knows exactly what she wanted to do in life, she wanted to act and dance and sing. PETAL is like a legacy we’ve created for Amanda Jane."
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