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Can you help catch Kiesha Donaghy's killer and bring them to justice?


By Chris Saunderson

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ALMOST two weeks on from the murder of Elgin mum-of-two Kiesha Donaghy, the appeal for information to help find her killer remains in place.

The property has been boarded up and remains guarded by police officers. Picture: HNMedia
The property has been boarded up and remains guarded by police officers. Picture: HNMedia

No arrest has been made or suspect identified publicly as detectives continue to work round the clock to solve a murder which has shocked the local community.

A police presence remained outside the murder scene this week. Picture: HNMedia
A police presence remained outside the murder scene this week. Picture: HNMedia

The murder investigation is being led by Detective Superintendent Lorna Ferguson who confirmed last week that Kiesha (32) had suffered "mainly head injuries" in a violent attack at her home in Anderson Drive.

Kiesha was found dead within her home at Anderson Drive on Thursday, November 16. Picture: HNMedia
Kiesha was found dead within her home at Anderson Drive on Thursday, November 16. Picture: HNMedia

She was last seen on Wednesday, November 15 and was found dead inside her home at around 7.20pm on Thursday, November 16.

An online portal to allow members of the public with any information to contact police officers directly was set up last Friday.

So far, there is no update on what that may have generated in terms of new or developing leads as the hunt for Kiesha's callous killer goes on.

Kiesha Donaghy.
Kiesha Donaghy.

The investigation is being led by Police Scotland's Major Investigation Team.

Detective Superintendent Lorna Ferguson said: “Incidents such as this are thankfully extremely rare and we understand that Kiesha’s death has had a significant impact on the local community in Elgin and across Moray.

Detective Superintendent Lorna Ferguson. Picture; David Porter
Detective Superintendent Lorna Ferguson. Picture; David Porter

“This is of course felt most strongly by her family and we are providing them with specialist support as our investigation continues.

Flowers were laid at the scene by local people shocked by Kiesha's murder. PIcture: HNMedia
Flowers were laid at the scene by local people shocked by Kiesha's murder. PIcture: HNMedia

“A dedicated team of detectives, with support from the local policing team, is continuing to work to find out what happened to Kiesha and identify whoever is responsible for her death."

Last week a forensics team combed the house where Kiesha was murdered and officers searched nearby drains and bins for any evidence.

Added Det Supt Ferguson: “I would once again urge anyone who believes they may have information which could help our investigation to come forward and speak to us. Even if what you know feels insignificant, it could be useful to our investigation so I would urge you to get in touch."

Officers checking drains for evidence last week. Picture: HNMedia
Officers checking drains for evidence last week. Picture: HNMedia

Kiesha's devastated family are being supported by Police Scotland as they continue to come to terms with her killing.

If you have any information which could help the police, as well as the online portal, you can also call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.





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