Public still has a role to play in solving Louise Tiffney murder – one year on

Public still has a role to play in solving Louise Tiffney murder – one year on

The officer leading the investigation into the death of Louise Tiffney says the public still has a role to play in solving her murder.

Today marks the one year anniversary from when the tragic mum’s remains were found near Gosford House in East Lothian.

Detectives have sent a report to the Procurator Fiscal outlining what their investigation has so far included.

The scene where Louise Tiffney’s remains were discovered. (Photo: Live Edinburgh News)

Detective Superintendent Gary Cunningham from the Major Investigation Team said: “It is now one year since the remains of Louise Tiffney were found in Longniddry and our thoughts remain with Louise’s family, who have been waiting 16-years for answers in relation to her death.

“Detailed forensic examination of the remains has taken place and a report has been submitted to the Procurator Fiscal. That report remains under consideration.

“Major Investigation Team officers will continue to engage with the Tiffney family to keep them fully updated as to the progress of this inquiry.

“The public still have a vital role to play in helping us solve Louise’s murder by coming forward, if they have not already done so, with any information they believe may be relevant to the investigation.

“Any piece of information, no matter how insignificant you feel it may be, could prove pivotal in ensuring whoever was responsible for killing Louise is brought to justice.”

Ms Tiffney, 43, was last seen leaving her home in Edinburgh’s Dean Village in May 2002.

She was last seen leaving her home following a row with her son Sean Flynn.

She disappeared from the flat she shared with Flynn, 18 and daughter Hannah, six, at around midnight.

Days later, cops launched a city wide search for the missing mother.

Divers scoured the nearby Water of Leith which passed her home while posters featuring her photograph were put up and her daughter Hannah made emotional public appeals for her safe return.
Flynn was charged with killing Louise – despite her body never being found – but walked free in 2005 after a High Court jury returned a not proven verdict.

A court heard officers found blood matching her DNA in the boot of his car with mud and vegetation.

Botanical experts said the soil came from a man-made environment like a garden or large wooded area.

Anyone with information should call Police Scotland on 101.

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