Betty Brown death: No 'new leads' following investigation

Elizabeth Brown
Image caption Mrs Brown was last seen alive on 28 May 2010 in Edinburgh

An investigation into the death of a woman whose semi-naked body was found in Cumbrian woodland has found "no new leads", Cumbria Police said.

Elizabeth "Betty" Brown, 56, was found on the outskirts of Longtown in January 2011. She was last seen alive in Edinburgh in May 2010.

An inquest into her death in February found she was probably the victim of a sexually-motivated attack.

Cumbria Police said the case would now be "reviewed regularly" as a cold case.

The mother-of-three, was last seen alive on the No 3 bus in Nicholson Street, Edinburgh on 28 May 2010.

Her remains were found by a dog walker in a wooded area between Longtown and Gretna on 18 January 2011.

'Open to new information'

The care worker's remains were so badly decomposed, it was "impossible" for a pathologist to determine how she died.

At the inquest in February, deputy coroner Robert Chapman recorded an open verdict because the cause of death had not been established.

Det Insp Doug Marshall said that following the inquest, Cumbria Police "completed a number of actions and unfortunately no new leads came up".

"We still have a small number of actions to complete," he said.

"Following that, the case will be reviewed regularly as a cold case.

"We are always open to new information and if there is anyone who does have this information, we would ask that they contact police so we can investigate further."

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