Two weeks on from the murder of Leven pensioner Mary Logie, the detective leading the inquiry believes there may still be someone in the community who holds a vital piece of information.
The body of the 82-year-old was discovered within her home in Green Gates, Leven, on the evening of Tuesday, January 5, prompting a major police investigation.
Senior investigating officer, Detective Chief Inspector Keith Hardie, of the major investigation team (MIT), said: “My team is following a number of positive lines of inquiry.
“However, I’m confident that someone in the local community has crucial information that can help solve this dreadful murder.
“I want to speak to anyone who saw Mary in the hours before her death and would ask them please to come forward.
“A seemingly innocuous piece of information might make all the difference in the wider context of this investigation.”
High-visibility patrols will continue in the Green Gates area for the foreseeable future, hopefully providing a reassuring presence in the local community.
A mobile incident vehicle also remains outside the Mrs Logie’s home, where members of the public are invited to speak with officers and raise any concerns they might have.
DCI Hardie continued: “Our investigation is ongoing with officers carrying out various inquiries in Leven. This effort will continue and I again wish to thank everyone in the local community who has assisted us.
“There has been a strong response from residents whose patience at this important time of the investigation is greatly appreciated and I can offer my personal reassurance that we are doing everything we can to trace Mrs Logie’s killer.”
Meanwhile, Councillor Tom Adams, Chair of the Levenmouth Area Committee, said the community remains supportive of the police investigation.
He commented: “There has been an outpouring of support from the local community of which Mrs Logie was a treasured member.
“Understandably, people are very keen to ensure the killer is arrested and swiftly brought to justice.
“Although well aware of the ongoing police effort towards this objective I appreciate we must remain patient as officers cannot and should not discuss every element of their inquiry.”
Anyone who has information that can assist with the ongoing police investigation is asked to contact 101 or anonymously through the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.