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Murder case appeal to caller

Published in The Herald
8th July 1993

DETECTIVES investigating the death of Glasgow prostitute Karen McGregor, whose body was found in a car park at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre on April 19, said yesterday that they are anxious to speak to a woman who has contacted Cranstonhill police office on a number of occasions.

The woman, who was distressed when she telephoned the police, indicated that she believes she has information which might be connected with Ms McGregor's death.

Police said that she had telephoned on June 28, twice on June 29, and again on July 2, claiming that she had been assaulted by a man who drove a red car.

60 police in hunt for killer

Published in The Herald
10th June 1993


KERB crawlers in Glasgow city centre's Anderston area are continuing to solicit prostitutes despite intensive police activity as the hunt for the killer of Karen McGregor enters its ninth week.

The naked body of Mrs McGregor was found in bushes beside car parks at the SECC on April 19. The clothes the 26-year-old drug addict and prostitute, a mother of two young children, was wearing have never been found.

Police officers, including those leading the 60-strong murder team, yesterday attended her funeral at Riddrie Park Cemetery, which was conducted by the Rev. Jack Graham of Parkhead Congregational Church.

Later, Detective Chief Inspector Val Grzybek said there had been a good response from men using prostitutes in Glasgow city centre and from clients of Mrs McGregor, after he had made it known that detectives, who have built up a list of clients from car registrations plying the kerbs of Anderston area, would visit homes and offices in pursuit of witnesses.

There were still a large number of men who had not come forward, and Mr Grzybek said they were being traced. He appealed for information from the public that might assist in tracing the missing clothing.



Disabled woman pleads for help to track down daughter's killer

Published in The Herald
14th May 1993


THE disabled mother of murdered Glasgow prostitute Karen McGregor yesterday appealed for help in the search for her daughter's killer.

The 45-year-old woman spoke from a hospital bed at Glasgow's Southern General spinal injuries unit, where she has been a patient for nearly a year.

Her appeal for help came as detectives admitted their murder inquiries were being hindered by a poor response from Karen McGregor's clients and customers of prostitutes.

The body of the 26-year-old mother-of-two was found in bushes in the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre car park on Monday, April 19.

Bedridden through a spinal virus, the victim's mother, who does not wish to be named as she has remarried, said: ''She didn't deserve to die the way she did. Karen was a lovely girl who had a great zest for life and was a wonderful mother to her two young children.