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Woman found dead next to A90 named as Charlotte Tennant

Charlotte Tennant
Image caption Police believe Charlotte Tennant was walking along the A90 between 04:00 and 05:00

A woman who was found dead next to the A90 in Aberdeenshire has been named.

Charlotte Tennant, from Laurencekirk, was discovered north of the town at about 08:00 on Saturday.

Police said the 20-year-old's injuries were consistent with having been hit by a vehicle.

The force has appealed to anyone who may have seen her walking along the A90 between Fordoun and Laurencekirk in the early hours of Saturday to contact them.

Det Chief Insp Alex Dowall said: "A young woman has died as a result of this tragic incident and all of our thoughts are with Charlotte's family at this sad and extremely difficult time.

"The investigation is continuing today with a team of officers working to piece together the circumstances leading up to this incident."

'Special angel'

He added: "We believe Charlotte was walking on the stretch of the A90 between Fordoun and Laurencekirk, which is approximately nine miles north of Stracathro services, between 4am and 5am on Saturday morning."

At the time she was found, Ms Tennant was wearing dark jeans, a white T-shirt, a light blue denim shirt and white trainers.

The victim worked as a care worker and a tribute page has been set up in her memory on a social networking site.

It says she was a "special angel" taken away from her loved ones.

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