Police begin exhuming family grave in search for body of schoolgirl, 11, who went missing 56 years ago as daughter of prime suspect arrives at cemetery



By James Tozer

PUBLISHED: 07:09 EST, 8 January 2013 | UPDATED: 21:09 EST, 8 January 2013



Police searching for the body of an 11-year-old girl who vanished while running an errand in 1957 began exhuming a grave yesterday.

Moira Anderson is believed to have been abducted and murdered after catching a bus, but no trace of her has ever been found.

Yesterday, almost 56 years after the Scottish schoolgirl was last seen, forensic experts began excavating a grave to see if her remains were hidden there.

Convicted paedophile Alexander Gartshore, who was a bus driver in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, when Moira went missing, was later accused of the murder by his own daughter.

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