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Increased police presence to reassure Elgin community as Kiesha Donaghy murder investigation continues


By Jonathan Clark

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AN INCREASED police presence in Elgin is set to reassure the public as the investigation into the violent murder of Kiesha Donaghy continues.

The Kiesha Donaghy murder investigation continues.
The Kiesha Donaghy murder investigation continues.

The 32-year-old mother-of-two was murdered in the Anderson Drive area of New Elgin. She was found on Thursday, November 16, having last been seen the day prior.

Police described the murder as violent with Kiesha having suffered extensive head injuries.

A murder investigation, led by Police Scotland's Major Investigation Team, is ongoing to find the killer – with officers searching drains and bins for evidence this week.

Bins are checked on Burnside Place, just off Anderson Drive. ..Kiesha Donaghy murder investigation. 22nd November..
Bins are checked on Burnside Place, just off Anderson Drive. ..Kiesha Donaghy murder investigation. 22nd November..

Officers are also on hand to reassure the community and have been doing so with increased patrols, Chief Inspector Simon Reid, Area Commander for Moray, said.

“As members of the community ourselves, we all understand the devastating impact that Kiesha’s death has had throughout Elgin and across the wider region," he said.

“Whilst our local officers support the dedicated investigation, we have also increased our patrols to ensure there is a greater police presence in Elgin over the coming days.

“I urge anyone with any information which may assist our enquiries, or if you have any concerns, to please approach any of our officers."

Members of the public can also contact police via 101, quoting reference 3250 of Thursday, 16 November, 2023.

Alternatively, information can be passed anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.




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