hello, hope you don't mind me popping in but I am wondering if anyone has any information on an ongoing case - news and media have stopped updating on it, probably because its still early on but..
early march two girls were found dead in the Scottish Borders, both had went missing (one a few weeks prior and one the night before they were found)
there hasn't been any indication that the cases were linked but this may have changed after it has being looked into.
long story short, I can't stop thinking about this, I went to university with these girls and I just feel awful about the whole situation and was wondering if anyone who lives in the area currently might know any updated information, I moved back from Galashiels last year so I am no longer in touch with the area.
Depends on the police and when they make statements.
If the deaths were natural or none criminal then it might take six months before a report on an inquest is made. But if its a serial killer then I would imagine that updates would be immediate or soon.
They could be unconnected and each one will take its own course.
I might imagine that they cant determine the cause of deaths, hence no reports of violent murders, which might suggest that they died of uncertain causes, maybe drug overdoses or suicides or exposure. From experience, if there is nothing certain then you might not hear anything about it again although the fact that they are both young girls will probably mean if any developments do arise then it will pop up in the newspapers/web etc.
To put it in perspective, I keep a track off most deaths that look like they might be 'foul play' and I have hundreds of cases that simply are not reported on beyond that first report of 'body found in such and cuch a location' and when I later dig into them, maybe 2 years later, 50% or such wont have any further information and the other 50% will have a small footnote stating that the police had found 'no suspicious' circumstances. Point being, if there was obvious foul play so to speak, it would be headline news by now.
However, that said, there are plenty of examples of cases looking like a body was found and then 6-12 months later, the next report is of a person being convicted of murder or manslaughter, with nothing in between that sprang up in any obvious way.
All tat said, I havn't actually looked twice at this as I am pretty busy and might be missing a really big headline somewhere etc. I tend not to look at anything until post-convictions or 3-4 years has passed.