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Brenda Page murder: 'Painstaking' review continues

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Evidence in the unsolved murder of a scientist in Aberdeen in 1978 is still being "painstakingly" reviewed, two years after a reinvestigation began.

The body of Dr Brenda Page, 32, was found in her flat in the city's Allan Street in 1978.

The Lord Advocate instructed police to examine her death again in 2015.

Det Ch Insp Iain Smith said: "Evidence during the initial investigation and the years that followed is being painstakingly reviewed."

DNA advances

He added: "This complex process is progressing and will continue to do so."

It was hoped that advances in DNA technology could lead detectives to her killer.

The genetic scientist was working at the University of Aberdeen at the time.

She had also been supplementing her income by working as an escort.

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