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Human remains found near Argyll village of Arrochar

Police Scotland are investigating the discovery of human remains near a village in Argyll.

A spokeswoman for the force said the remains were discovered near Arrochar, which is located at the north end of Loch Long, on Thursday.

Inquiries are at an early stage and further examination will take place.

It is not known whether the body, which is badly decomposed, is that of a man or woman. The remains are thought to have been found near the A83.

The police spokeswoman said: "Police Scotland can confirm human remains were found in a rural location near to Arrochar on Thursday, 9 January.

"Further examination of the remains will take place.

Inquiry ongoing

"The inquiry is at a very early stage and nothing further is available at this time."

BBC Scotland understands that the body found near Arrochar is not Suzanne Pilley.

The 38-year-old bookkeeper disappeared in May 2010 after setting off for work in Edinburgh.

Her former lover, David Gilroy, 50, was later convicted of her murder and jailed for life.

Prosecutors believe he dumped Ms Pilley's body in a grave somewhere near the Rest and Be Thankful beauty spot in Argyll.

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