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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.

Hutton forensic soil scientist in multi-agency search for Moira Anderson

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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