Murderer remains at large more than six weeks on from fatal shooting

Detectives have conducted more than 100 interviews but have yet to catch the person responsible.

More than six weeks on from the shooting of a dogwalker in Aberfeldy, the murderer remains at large and the community and his family are still without answers.

The body of 65-year-old Brian Low was discovered alongside his black Labrador at around 8.30am on Saturday February 17 in the Pitillie area on the outskirts of Aberfeldy.

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.

Detectives have conducted more than 100 interviews but have yet to catch the person responsible for murdering the retired groundskeeper.

There has been concern in the community over the lack of answers, with one man telling STV News: “I feel like the police haven’t been doing enough. We’ve had quite a lot of patrols around the first few weeks and there’s nothing now. 

“They’re going around shops and houses and it just seems like they’re not actually getting anywhere.”

A local woman added that she had felt “uncomfortable” walking alone since the incident.

Zoe Dark, a local business owner from the area added: “For us here, I think it’s the effect it’s had on Brian’s family. His partner, she’s got no closure for his children, for the grandchildren. 

“And that’s the really difficult thing that nothing seems to be moving forward. And we’re just stuck in this sort of limbo at the moment, wondering what’s going to happen.”

Detective superintendent Lorna Ferguson, of the Major Investigation Team, previously 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 the division and the Major Investigation Team. We are still carrying out door-to-door enquiries and speaking with local business owners.”

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