Missing teen Colin Law’s body found after 14 years

HUMAN remains found in an area of marsh and woodland were confirmed by police yesterday as those of Colin Law who went missing 14 years ago from the Berwickshire village of Gordon.
Police have confirmed that Colin Law's body has been foundPolice have confirmed that Colin Law's body has been found
Police have confirmed that Colin Law's body has been found

The teenager was last seen in May 1999 near his home close to where a walker made the discovery last month.

He was 19-years-old when he was reported as a missing person and was last spotted entering the Gordon Moss nature reserve on the evening of Sunday 16 May 1999.

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His remains were discovered within a wooded area, near Gordon, on Wednesday 21st April.

Police said in a statement that there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death and that a report had been sent to the Procurator Fiscal.

In a brief statement issued through Police Scotland, Colin’s mother said: “Colin, I will miss you everyday for the rest of my life.”

An extensive search was carried out in the area of Gordon Moss in the days after Colin’s disappearance.

In 2001, following fresh information, dozens of police officers, search and rescue volunteers and specialist sniffer dogs combed the bogs, marshes and woodlands in and around Gordon Moss but no trace was found.

The officer in charge at the time, detective chief inspector George Simpson, described the terrain at the nature reserve as tough and unyielding.