by The James Hutton Institute
Posted on March 17, 2017
Professor Lorna Dawson, a forensic soil scientist based at The James Hutton Institute, has joined a team of Police Scotland detectives as they commence a full scientific examination of a site in Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire as part of the investigation into the disappearance of 11-year-old Moira Anderson.
New evidence in the case of Moira Anderson, who disappeared after leaving her grandmother’s house in Coatbridge on 23 February 1957, has led to a search of a site at the Monkland Canal in Carnbroe, between Airdrie and Coatbridge.
The search will use Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) and Sonar Scanning to identify any anomalies at the base of the three-metre deep canal, and apply magnetometry (Identification of magnetic anomalies) and earth science techniques to determine if there is any evidence of Moira’s remains.
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