Nov 24 2010 by Gordon Robertson, Airdrie & Coatbridge
Karen Hughes murder
MURDER detectives are examining the possibility that a car was used to move the body of a young Coatbridge woman who was found dead on waste ground early on Sunday morning.
Karen Hughes’ corpse was discovered in a spot off Leaend Road in Whinhall, Airdrie, by a dog walker at around 7.45am.
It is believed that the woman, from Viewfield Road, was stabbed to death sometime after 5pm on Saturday.
But police have not ruled out that Ms Hughes (24) could have been killed at a different location and moved to the area known locally as The Moss.
In the hours after the incident and just 200 yards away from where the grisly find was made, a house in Whinhall Avenue was cordoned off and two officers could be seen standing guard outside the front door.
Sources say a car belonging to an associate of a female suspect had his vehicle removed by cops for forensic examination.
The Advertiser believes investigators are examining the possibility that Ms Hughes was murdered at the Whinhall Avenue address before being taken to The Moss and dumped.
Strathclyde Police refused to comment on specific aspects of the investigation when we contacted them yesterday.
In a statement, Detective Superintendent Alan Buchanan said: “Extensive police enquiries are ongoing both at the scene and in the local area. We are following a number of lines of inquiry in relation to this murder.”
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