Two in court over Montrose murder

Forensics officers inside a cordoned off area of Market Street in Montrose. Picture: HeMedia
Forensics officers inside a cordoned off area of Market Street in Montrose. Picture: HeMedia
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TWO people are due in court tomorrow accused of murdering a woman after body parts were found at a flat in Montrose.

PSteven Jackson, 39, and a 28-year-old woman who has not been named, will appear at Forfar Sheriff Court today after the gruesome find in the Angus town’s Market Street late last Wednesday night.

Flowers are seen left at Market Street in Montrose. Picture: HeMedia

Flowers are seen left at Market Street in Montrose. Picture: HeMedia

The victim has now been named as Kim Mackenzie, 37, from the town. Her parents, Helen and Terence were too upset to comment at their Montrose home at the weekend.

Initially a missing person inquiry, a major investigation was launched on Thursday with Market Street and neighbouring John Street sealed off as forensic examiners in white suits carried out a detailed probe. Reports suggest parts of the body were found in bins outside the flat.

Yesterday the street was cordoned off for a third day as investigations continued. Residents woke up to find Market Street still closed as the search for clues continues.

Police reported that the inquiry is likely to go on for a considerable time.

Police on  Market Street in Montrose. Picture: JP

Police on Market Street in Montrose. Picture: JP

A recycling centre around one mile away on the town’s Bloomfield Road was also closed yesterday and sealed off by police as part of the investigation.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “As part of the ongoing murder investigation in Montrose police are able to confirm that human remains found during the evening of Wednesday, 4 November, 2015, have been identified as Kim MacKenzie, 37, from Montrose.

“A 28-year-old woman who was detained on Friday, 6 November, has now been arrested and charged in relation to murder.

“She will appear at Forfar Sheriff Court with the 39-year-old man who was arrested and charged in relation to the same incident.

“The family of Kim MacKenzie have been updated with these latest developments and are being supported by police family liaison officers.

“Officers have appealed to anyone who saw Kim between Monday, 26 October, and Wednesday, 4 November or who has any information that may assist the investigation to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

Police earlier reassured the public that the incident was a “contained matter” and was “extremely unusual”.

Another two bunches of flowers were also left at the scene with neighbours continuing to have to sign in and out of the police cordon.