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MetiNews.Com - One man has been arrested after the body of Ean Coutts was found in a Glenrothes industrial estate last September.
Breaking News ! A man has been arrested after human remains found on a Fife industrial estate last year have been identified. The body can now be confirmed as that of Ean Coutts who lived in the village of Kinglassie. The 61-year-old’s remains were discovered at the Whitehill Industrial Estate in Glenrothes in September, 2020. Read More Related Articles How to get the latest Scottish news stories sent straight to your inbox with our newsletters Read More Related Articles Scots child killer Nyomi Fee boasts of ‘secret engagement’ behind bars to murderer lover The breakthrough was made following extensive enquiries, including the release of a facial reconstruction created by experts at Liverpool John Moores University. His death is being treated as suspicious and yesterday a 30-year-old man was arrested in connection with the death and released pending further enquiries. Enquiries into what happened to Mr Coutts are ongoing, including searches of a number of addresses in the Glenrothes and Kinglassie areas. His family have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers. How to get the latest crime news with the Daily Record The Daily Record and Sunday Mail have always been at the forefront when it comes to reporting crime in Scotland. But did you know all the ways you can stay informed of the top crime and courts headlines? Follow our brand new Twitter account @RecordCrime. Join our Scottish Crime and Courts Facebook page.
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Detective Chief Inspector Kevin Houliston, from Police Scotland's Major Investigation Team, said: “We received a significant number of responses following release of the facial reconstruction and I would like to thank all those who contacted us. “This has allowed us to identify the man as Ean Coutts and my thoughts are with his family at this time. “Ean had lived in Kinglassie for a number of years and was well known in the village. "We are treating his death as suspicious and officers will be carrying out enquiries in and around the Kinglassie and Glenrothes areas as part of our ongoing investigation. “It Is vital that we establish the events leading up to his death to provide answers to his family. "I am appealing to anyone who knew Ean, who may have had any contact with him from around August, 2019, and anyone who has information that could assist with our investigation to contact us as a matter of urgency.”
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Anyone who can help is asked to make contact by calling 101, quoting incident number 2692 of Sunday, 27 September, 2019, emailing here or through the Major Incident Public Portal website here. Alternatively, anyone wishing to pass information anonymously can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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