HERE is a timeline of events surrounding the investigation into the disappearance of schoolgirl Vicky Hamilton.
VICKY Hamilton's disappearance 17 years ago sparked one of Scotland's biggest missing person investigations.
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CONVICTED sex killer Peter Tobin was jailed for a minimum of 30 years today for the "barbaric" murder of schoolgirl Vicky Hamilton.
VICKY Hamilton's family said their 17-year nightmare had come to an end today as her killer was jailed for at least 30 years.
SCHOOLGIRL Vicky Hamilton will be laid to rest in her father's funeral plot later this week, it emerged last night.
IT WAS the moment murdered schoolgirl Vicky Hamilton's father had been dreading.
VICKY Hamilton's smiling face, framed by dyed black bobbed hair, has gazed silently out at the world from her school photograph for more than 16 years.
THE body of missing Scots teenager Vicky Hamilton has been found buried in a garden hundreds of miles from her home - 16 years after she vanished.
THE father of missing Vicky Hamilton has revealed the trauma of the past year has caused his health to deteriorate.
ON what would have been her 31st birthday, the father of missing Vicky Hamilton today revealed the trauma of the past year has caused his health to deteriorate.
POLICE investigating the disappearance of a teenage girl more than 16 years ago were yesterday searching a house 450 miles from the spot where she was last seen.
A MAN is due to appear in court today charged in connection with the disappearance of Vicky Hamilton, the teenager who vanished more than 16 years ago.
THE mysterious case of Vicky Hamilton has been in and out of the headlines for 16 years.
THE father of missing schoolgirl Vicky Hamilton believes sex killer Peter Tobin is responsible for her disappearance.
POLICE investigating the disappearance of Vicky Hamilton refused yesterday to rule out that her DNA had been found in the former home of convicted killer Peter Tobin.
MISSING schoolgirl Vicky Hamilton's DNA has been found at sex killer Peter Tobin's former Bathgate home, it was reported today.
THE father of missing schoolgirl Vicky Hamilton has spoken of his disappointment that his daughter's body has not been found at Peter Tobin's former home.
POLICE investigating the disappearance of a teenager 16 years ago are carrying out tests on the contents of the former home of killer Peter Tobin.
POLICE searching for missing schoolgirl Vicky Hamilton are testing DNA samples they discovered at murderer Peter Tobin's old home.
POLICE hunting for the body of missing schoolgirl Vicky Hamilton are believed to have discovered vital DNA clues as to her disappearance.