Facial reconstruction of woman 15 years after mystery beach death

The remains were found on Port Logan beach, Dumfries and Galloway, on Wednesday, November 22, 2006.

Facial reconstruction of woman 15 years after mystery beach death Police Scotland
Police: The woman's remains were found on Port Logan beach in 2006.

Police have released a facial reconstruction of a woman whose body was found on a beach 15 years ago, in a bid to solve her unexplained death.

The remains were found on Port Logan beach, Dumfries and Galloway, on Wednesday, November 22, 2006.

Police Scotland said extensive inquiries across the UK, including checking missing persons reports, have failed to unearth who she is or what happened to her.

Forensic work indicated she was aged between 30 and 50, thin, and between 4ft 11in and 5ft 4in. She was wearing size ten black Bay Trading trousers, a white 34C BHS bra and tan tights.

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Officers and Glasgow Caledonian University’s Cold Case Unit sought specialist help to create a facial reconstruction.

Inspector Iain Milligan, of Police Scotland’s National Missing Person Unit, said: “Missing person reports across the UK have been checked without success to this point.

“The work done by Professor Caroline Wilkinson and the Face Lab at Liverpool John Moores University has provided us with a representation of the woman’s face based on details from the remains that were found.

“I also appreciate the help that the Cold Case Unit at Glasgow Caledonian University has provided us within our investigation over the past several months.

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“I hope that people will take a look and see if they recognise this woman. We want to be able to reunite her with her family and also find out what happened to her.”

The Cold Case Unit consists of criminology students led by Professor Lesley McMillan and Dr Maureen Taylor.

Dr Taylor said: “The Cold Case Unit offers a unique opportunity for students to develop real-world investigative skills.

“These skills have been put to the test to help investigate the Port Logan woman, 15 years on from when she was found.

“We hope the new facial reconstruction jogs someone’s memory and adds more pieces of the puzzle as to who she might be.

“We are very grateful for the fruitful and collaborative relationship we have established with Police Scotland with the mutual aim of furthering these cases.”

If you have any information that could help the investigation, call 101 and quote missing person reference number 06-026047.