Human remains found in shallow grave not those of Suzanne Pilley
Police confirm body found on Thursday is female, but not that of the missing murdered bookkeeper.
Human remains found in a shallow grave at a nature reserve have been identified as belonging to a female by forensic investigators.
Police also confirmed that the body categorically was not that of murdered bookkeeper Suzanne Pilley, who went missing from her Edinburgh home two years ago.
The bones were discovered by a dog walker in woodland on Corstorphine Hill in Edinburgh on Thursday afternoon.
The bus lane on Corstorphine Road was closed on Friday to allow specialist vehicles access to the area.
Detective Chief Inspector Keith Hardie, of the Major Investigation Team, who is leading the inquiry, said: "Good progress was made over the weekend with a lot of support from a wide variety of specialists.
"The remains have been fully excavated and the detailed examination of the site will continue over the next few days.
"Our focus is now on trying to identify the victim and then determine the circumstances surrounding her death."
Suzanne Pilley went missing on May 4, 2010. In April 2012, former partner David Gilroy was jailed for life for her murder although her body has never been recovered.
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