Woman found dead in flat named as murder enquiry continues

Officers were called to a property on Nursery Hall, Ayr, at around 10.15am on Monday.

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A woman whose body was found in an Ayr flat has been named as a murder investigation continues.

Officers were called to a property on Nursery Hall, Ayr, at around 10.15am on Monday.

The 41-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

She has now been identified by police as Susan Turner, from the Whitletts area of Ayr.

Following a post-mortem examination on Tuesday, detectives from Police Scotland’s Major Investigation Team confirmed that the death is being treated as murder.

Detective Chief Inspector Peter Sharp said: “Our thoughts and are with the Ms Turner’s family and friends at this very difficult time.

“We have a dedicated team of officers working on this investigation and extensive enquiries are ongoing at this time.

“Officers are gathering CCTV footage from the surrounding area and door to door inquiries are also being carried out.

“I am keen to speak to anyone with any private CCTV, dashcam, doorbell or any other footage that they think would assist the enquiry.

“We will have a continued police presence in the area and anyone with any concerns can approach these officers.

“It is vital that we find out more about what has happened as soon as we can and I would like to reassure the community that officers are working to trace whoever is responsible.

“I am appealing to the community to get in touch with us with any information they have, no matter how insignificant it might seem, please pass it on to officers.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident number 0920 of Monday, March 27, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be given anonymously.

An online portal, which gives members of the public access to a form to send information directly to the Major Investigation Team, has also been set up,and can be accessed here – Public Portal (mipp.police.uk)