A major police investigation is under way in Elgin following the discovery of a woman’s body in the Bishopmill area of the city.
The woman has been named locally as 43-year-old Lindsey Richards, whose body was found at a home in Fulmar Road on Friday evening which was later sealed off by police investigating the death.
A Police Scotland spokesman has said that they are making inquiries into the full circumstances but it was too early to comment further. He said: “Inquiries are at an early stage and the death is being treated as unexplained at the moment. We are still trying to track down some next of kin – the full circumstances are still being established.”
Police vehicles were posted at the front and rear of the house while a single bouquet addressed to the ‘Richards Family’ from ‘Granny’ had been placed in the front garden.
Neighbours have said that Ms Richards was a friendly but private woman who is understood to have lived at the property with her partner, who has been named locally as Ronnie Campbell.
Elgin North councillor Barry Jarvis commented that it was obviously a “very distressing” situation for the family involved, adding: “It may be prudent for people to avoid speculating too much via social media until the full facts of the matter are investigated.
“No doubt there will be members of the family who will see these discussions and the only outcome will be further distress and pain for them.”