Dogwalker killer still not caught after three weeks: 'Somebody knows something'

Detectives have interviewed 145 people but have yet to catch the murderer.

Killer remains at large as investigation into murder of dogwalker Brian Low continues STV News

The killer that shot a dogwalker in Perth and Kinross remains at large almost three weeks on from his murder.

Detectives have conducted 145 interviews but have yet to catch the person responsible for murdering retired groundskeeper Brian Low near his hometown of Aberfeldy.

The 65-year-old’s body was discovered being watched over by his black Labrador, which was uninjured, at around 8.30am on February 17 in the Pitillie area on the outskirts of the town.

Mr Low’s death was initially assessed as being “non-suspicious and medical-related” but it was confirmed six days later that he had been fatally shot.

Police said the Major Investigation Team stopped 118 vehicles and 18 pedestrians between 6.30am and 8.30am on Saturday.

Officers were located on the remote path where Mr Low was found, the A827 north of Aberfeldy, and A826 in the town’s centre between the crossroads at Crieff Road and Kenmore Street.

Detective superintendent Lorna Ferguson, of the Major Investigation Team, said that “extensive” enquiries into Mr Low’s death are ongoing as she urged anyone with information to come forward.

The superintendent said the force remained “open-minded” regarding a motive behind the case and was confident the answer to the investigation “lies within the local community”.

She said: “Somebody knows something. Even if you feel the information you hold is not important, we would still ask you to contact us. It could be crucial to getting the answers we need for Brian’s family.”

Mr Low’s family are still being supported by specialist officers while the investigation continues and wish for their privacy to be respected.

The force added that there will continue to be a “significant” police presence in the area as the enquiries continue.

“This includes uniformed and plain-clothed officers from division and the Major Investigation Team. We are still carrying out door-to-door enquiries and speaking with local business owners.”

“Anyone with concerns or questions is encouraged to approach these officers or call 101 for advice.”

Police have set up a Major Incident Public Portal (MIPP) to allow the public to submit information directly to the inquiry team.

“You can also call 101, quoting reference number 0884 of Saturday, February 17, 2024. Information can also be shared anonymously through the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111,” a statement from Police Scotland said.

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