Woodland remains identified as Colin Law from Gordon

Human remains found in woodland near Gordon last month have been identified as those of a teenager who was last seen alive 14 years ago.

Colin Law was 19-year-old when he was reported missing on May 19,1999 – three days after a last sighting near his home village of Gordon.

In a brief statement issued through the police, his mother said today: “Colin, I will miss you every day for the rest of my life.”

Police Scotland confirmed : “There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death and a report has been sent to the procurator fiscal.”

When Mr Law was last seen he was alone and foot. During a two-week search, 110 acres of marsh and dense woodland were combed.

On the second anniversary of his disappearance a team of detectives re-interviewed key people.