Arrest over death of Ayrshire woman found in Perthshire

24 May 2018, 16:17

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A man has been arrested after the alleged murder of a woman whose body was discovered near a roadside.

Annalise Johnstone, 22, was found dead in a wooded area close to the B8062 between Auchterarder and Dunning in Perth and Kinross on Thursday May 10.

Police Scotland are now treating her death as murder and have arrested a 24-year-old man.

Detective Superintendent James Smith, of the major investigation team, said: "I can confirm today that we have arrested a 24-year-old man in connection with the death of Annalise, which is now being treated as murder.

"Our thoughts are very much with Annalise's family and friends, who are still being supported by specialist officers during this difficult time.

"A number of enquiries are being carried out at locations across Tayside as part of our investigations into her death.

"Enquiries have necessitated the closure of the B8062 and I am grateful for the patience of local residents and motorists while this work is being carried out.

"I would also like to take this opportunity to thank members of the public for their assistance during this investigation."