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Missing Moira grave search

Police and forensic experts have re-opened a family grave today in search of the body of missing schoolgirl Moira Anderson, who was 11 when she went missing in North Lanarkshire in 1957. Searches will continue tomorrow.

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Police search for body of schoolgirl Moira Anderson

The red marker shows the Old Monkland Cemetery where Moira is believed to be buried Credit: Google Maps

A family grave will be reopened today in search of the body of missing schoolgirl Moira Anderson.

The exhumation is expected to take several days and will be conducted by Strathclyde Police and led by forensic anthropologist Professor Sue Black.

Experts are investigating the possibility that Moira, who went missing more than a century ago, was dumped under a coffin in the grave, which could have been open at the time of her disappearance.

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