Cumbria drivers quizzed over Betty Brown death

Elizabeth Brown
Image caption Betty Brown's body was found in woods in Cumbria

Officers investigating the death of an Edinburgh woman are carrying out spot checks on a road in Cumbria close to where her body was discovered.

Elizabeth "Betty" Brown, 56, was last seen alive on 28 May last year on a bus on Nicholson Street in Edinburgh.

Her body was discovered in woods near Longtown, Cumbria, on 18 January.

On Friday uniformed officers from Cumbria Police will be stopping motorists on the A6071 near where she was found, between Longtown and Gretna.

Detectives are trying to trace a man seen talking to Mrs Brown on the bus between Edinburgh and Cumbria shortly before she went missing.

Mrs Brown, from Gorgie Road, Edinburgh, was last seen carrying two black Aldi bags while travelling on the number 3 bus in the city.

Det Ch Insp Jeff Ashton, of Cumbria Police, said: "We are now working to identify this man as we hope Betty may have talked to him about her plans, who she was meeting and where she was going."

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