Corstorphine Hill murder: Woman identified, police confirm

Reconstruction of the woman's face A facial reconstruction of the woman was produced

The woman whose body was found buried in a shallow grave in Edinburgh has been identified, police have confirmed.

The woman's remains were discovered on 6 June by a cyclist in a wooded area of Corstorphine Hill.

Police said they would not name her until next of kin had been contacted and thanked the public and media for helping them identify her.

More than 50 people phoned the police after seeing a facial reconstruction of the woman.

Det Ch Insp Keith Hardie, of Police Scotland, said: "Identifying the victim was the first priority of this murder investigation and I would like to thank the public and the media for their help in achieving that aim.

"While this is positive news, it also means that a loved one has been lost.

"We are progressing our inquiries into the circumstances of this woman's death and to finding those responsible for it."

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