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Last Updated: Saturday, 8 October 2005, 16:19 GMT 17:19 UK
Woman 'killed during power walk'
Farah Adams, courtesy of PA and Strathclyde Police
Farah Noor Adams was known to have been a keen power walker
A woman whose body was found near a Glasgow river may have been power walking when she was murdered, according to police.

Farah Noor Adams' fully clothed body was found on a path by the River Kelvin in Maryhill on Friday by workmen.

Police said the 34-year-old from the west end dropped her daughter off at school and then may have gone to enjoy her favourite form of exercise.

They have been trying to trace people who possibly joined her in the pastime.

Ms Adams' body was discovered by workers on a footpath at canal Lock 25 next to the river at 1045 BST on Friday.

She was about a mile from her modern flat in Colebrook Street.

Police sealed off the area and a post-mortem examination confirmed that she had been murdered.

Farah was very fit and a keen walker - she regularly walked along this footpath
Kenny Watters
Detective Superintendent

Officers have not revealed how Ms Adams died and said they were not prepared to speculate on a motive at this time.

Detective Superintendent Kenny Watters, who is leading the murder inquiry, has been trying to trace the part-time youth worker's last movements.

Mr Watters said Ms Adams was from a large Pakistani family who live in the Glasgow area.

She lived with her eight-year-old daughter in their flat in the west end.

He said he believes she had dropped her daughter off at school and, after briefly returning home, decided to go walking. Her silver car remained parked at the back of her flat.

When found Ms Adams - who was described as petite with long black hair - was wearing a short, red, cotton-zipped top, blue jeans, navy blue trainers and a navy blue baseball cap with the initials NY on the front.

Area sealed off by police
Ms Adams' body was discovered on Friday morning

Mr Watters said he was keen to trace anyone who may have shared Ms Adams' love of power walking, where keep fit enthusiasts aim to maintain a fast, calorie-burning pace. It has been hailed as a low-impact alternative to running.

At a media conference on Saturday, he said: "Farah was very fit and a keen walker - she regularly walked along this footpath. It's a popular area for walkers, joggers and cyclists and would have been relatively busy around this time.

"We are appealing to anyone who may have seen Farah on the walkway yesterday morning between 8.45am and 10.45am.

"We are also appealing for anyone who may have seen her in Colebrook Street, Great Western Road, Belmont Road or Caledonia Crescent around this time."

More than 30 officers have been drafted in to the murder inquiry.

They have been conducting door-to-door enquiries and canvassing people in the area of the river and canal network at Maryhill.

An incident room has been set up at Maryhill Police Office.

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