Body found on shore named as missing man Ian Carruthers
- 8 March 2014
- From the section South Scotland
Police say a body found by a walker on a beach in Dumfries and Galloway has been identified as that of a missing Annan man.
Ian Carruthers, 30, was last seen at about 01:30 on Friday 17 January in the Longmeadow Avenue area of the town.
His body was discovered on the shore at the village of Portling on Friday.
Police Scotland said a post-mortem examination was taking place and inquiries into his disappearance continued.
Forensic officers who recovered the body form the shoreline said it been in the water for a considerable time.
Extensive land and sea searches, door-to-door inquiries and a CCTV appeal have been carried out since Mr Carruthers disappeared shortly before his 31 birthday.
His family had made an emotional appeal to try to help trace him.