Mother pleads to Lord Advocate for death inquiry

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By Rory Reynolds

THE mother of a girl who was found dead on a beach in unexplained circumstances has appealed to the Lord Advocate “mother to mother” to reopen her case.

Guje Borjesson, 55, has flown from Sweden to Edinburgh to hand a letter in person to Elish Angiolini QC, pleading for an inquiry into her daughter Annie’s death.

The 30-year-old’s body was found washed up on Prestwick beach four years yesterday, after a 16-hour gap in her whereabouts.

Annie was last spotted on CCTV at Prestwick Airport at 4.05pm, where is it thought she was due to board a plane to Sweden, the day before she was found dead.

Her mother maintains that the police did not carry out a full investigation, but hopes that a new squad being set up to investigate sudden and unexplained deaths at the start of next year will reopen the case.It is expected to look into many of the 13,000 sudden and unexplained deaths which occur in Scotland each year.

A post-mortem showed Annie had drowned, with investigating officer previously concluding that she had either committed suicide or had an accident.

Guje, who is writing a book about her own investigation into her daughter’s death, said: “We have been to the beach at Prestwick and spoken to locals who say there are always people walking or taking their dogs out even when it is bad weather.

“The police never did a full investigation of those 16 hours to see if anyone had seen Annie.

“The fleece top and the Filofax were also missing, where did they go?

“How can we grieve without these answers?

“The new unit being set up obviously shows that the Lord Advocate doesn’t think the current system is good enough.

“I have written to her, mother to mother, to as if this unit can investigate Annie’s case.

“I have repeatedly requested a fatal accident inquiry .

“Hopefully she will find it in her heart this time.”

Annie had moved from Sweden to Edinburgh and worked at the Scottish Whisky Heritage Centre on the city’s Royal Mile.

A spokeswoman for the Crown Office said: “The death of Annie Borjesson was thoroughly investigated and it was concluded that there were no suspicious circumstances.

“Any new, credible and reliable evidence which comes to light will be considered and we will, of course, continue to keep in touch with Mrs Borjesson.”

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