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Daughter arrested over body find

Anne Brown
Anne Brown's body was found last Friday in a burn

The daughter of a woman whose body was found in a burn in Ayrshire has been arrested in connection with her death.

The remains of Anne Brown, 51, were discovered in water near to Craignaught Farm, Dunlop, last Friday. She had been missing since 18 October.

Ms Brown's daughter, Lisa, 21, and her 25-year-old fiance John Keen have been arrested in connection with her death.

The pair are expected at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court on Monday. A report has been sent to the procurator fiscal.

Ms Brown was last seen on Saturday 18 October leaving her mother's home in Ayrshire with her grandson.

Her car was found abandoned at about 0230 BST the following day, near to where her body was later discovered.

Police appeal

Ms Brown's mother reported her missing on 22 October after discovering that she had not returned to her own home in Laigh Gree, Burnhouse, Ayrshire.

Two days later police appealed for help in tracing Ms Brown and her grandson.

Hours after the appeal, officers revealed that the 20-month-old toddler had been traced and was with his mother, Lisa Brown, in Glasgow.

On 25 October, police revealed that a body had been found in a burn on farmland in East Ayrshire, near where Ms Brown's car had been abandoned.

DNA tests later confirmed that the remains were those of the missing woman.

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