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Last Updated: Friday, 20 May 2005, 18:47 GMT 19:47 UK
'Last picture' of murdered Emma
Emma Caldwell
Emma Caldwell went missing in April
The last photograph taken of murdered prostitute Emma Caldwell by her parents has been released by police.

Her family also issued a statement urging anyone with information about the 27-year-old's death to contact police.

"This picture was taken in happier times and somebody has taken her away from us," they said.

Emma's body was found by a dog walker in woods near Biggar, South Lanarkshire, almost two weeks ago.

She was last seen on 4 April walking in Butterbiggins Road, Govanhill, at about 2300 BST.

The former horseriding teacher had been living in a women's hostel in the area.

Emma had turned to heroin and prostitution after her older sister Karen's death from cancer six years ago.

We love her and miss her so much, she was a gentle person who cared for people
Family statement

Strathclyde Police said that the new photograph had only recently been developed by her parents.

The family said: "The photograph is a good one of Emma and it is how we remember her.

"This picture was taken in happier times and somebody has taken her away from us.

"We love her and miss her so much, she was a gentle person who cared for people.

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"We ask that people who have any information, no matter how small, to please contact the police."

Det Supt Willie Johnston added: "I would urge those who may know something and have not yet spoken to police, no matter how trivial they may think it may be, to contact the incident room at Cathcart police office."

A specially designed advertising trailer will be touring the city centre on Friday evening.

Caroline McLean
Caroline McLean has been reported missing

It will attempt to jog the memories of people who may have seen her before she died.

Meanwhile, police are trying to trace a missing woman who was also believed to have been working as a prostitute in Glasgow.

Caroline McLean was last seen by a relative at her home in Allison Street on the evening of 11 May.

The 28-year-old is said to frequent the city centre and the east end of Glasgow.

She is described as 5ft 2in, slim, with long dark brown hair, a sallow complexion and dark brown eyes.

She was last seen wearing a light blue denim jacket, a short denim skirt, a pink and white top and dark blue sandals.

Police appeal

Chief Inspector Paul Kavanagh said: "We are becoming increasingly concerned for Caroline's safety.

"I would appeal to Caroline to contact the police or her family, or for anyone who may have seen her or know of her whereabouts to contact us."

Officers said there is currently no suggestion that her disappearance is linked with the Emma Caldwell case.


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