Heiton deaths investigation update

Published 28 December 2017

Officers from Police Scotland’s Major Investigation Team are continuing their inquiries into the deaths of a man and a woman in Heiton in the Scottish Borders.

The bodies of a man in his 50s and a woman in her 40s were discovered at a property on Ladyrig View at around 3pm on Boxing Day, Tuesday 26th December 2017.

Detective Chief Inspector Keith Hardie is leading the investigation and said:

“The deaths remain unexplained pending post mortem examinations being carried out. Whilst work to establish the exact circumstances is ongoing, I can confirm that the incident is contained and I am not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths.

“We continue to offer our thoughts and support to the families of those who have died, and to the local community who I’d like to thank for their assistance with the investigation, and for the support they in turn are providing to the families and each other.”

Superintendent Jim Royan added:

“This is a small, close-knit community on the outskirts of Kelso and we recognise the impact that the deaths and our ongoing investigation is having. Whilst work is ongoing at the house in Ladyrig View, local officers will remain in the area.”

Anyone with information that may assist the inquiry should contact the Major Investigation Team on 101 quoting incident 2012 of 26th December, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Contact Details

Call 101 for non-emergencies and general enquiries, in an emergency call 999. If you have information about a crime you can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Find out more about local policing issues in this area by visiting: Kelso and District, Scottish Borders, The Lothians and Scottish Borders

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