The detective, who is heading up the investigation into the murder of Cork nurse Karen Buckley, has thanked the Irish public for the support they have shown.
An open letter from Detective Superintendent Jim Kerr is to be issued by Police Scotland today that will recognise the appreciation the force has received from the Irish people over the past month.
Ms Buckley, a qualified nurse, went missing following a night out at the Sanctuary nightclub in Glasgow’s West End in the early hours of April 12.
The alarm was raised after Ms Buckley failed to return to her friends at the Dumbarton Road nightclub, having told them that she was going to the bathroom.
She was seen on CCTV leaving the club with 21-year-old Alexander Pacteau, and police later traced the courier firm director to his apartment.
Her body was found four days after her disappearance by police at a farm to the north of the city.
Pacteau has since been charged with Ms Buckley’s murder.
He is accused of attacking the 24-year-old with a spanner and strangling her before covering her body in “corrosive substances” and putting her in a barrel.
Ms Buckley’s funeral was held last week in her native Mourneabbey, near Mallow.
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