'I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank everyone' - Detective superintendent who led Karen Buckley death investigation thanks Irish public
The detective who led the investigation into the murder of Irish nurse Karen Buckley has 'personally thanked' members of the Irish public for their help during the investigation.
Detective Superintendent Jim Kerr sent a letter of gratitude this afternoon to members of the public who contacted the investigation team.
"Dear Sir/Madam," the letter reads.
"Throughout our investigation in to the death of Karen Buckley in Glasgow in April 2015 we received and continue to receive messages of appreciation from people in Ireland.
"I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank everyone for taking the time to contact us and for their thanks and continued support," it continues.
"It is very much appreciated by myself and the dedicated team of officers who are involved in the investigation."
The detective superintendent signed the letter off by name.
Karen Buckley (24), a qualified nurse, went missing following a night out with her housemates at Sanctuary nightclub in Glasgow in the early hours of April 12.
Ms Buckley's friends raised the alarm after she failed to return to the group in the nightclub. She had told them she was going to the bathroom and would be back shortly.
Karen's body was found some four days later at a farm in North Glasgow.
Alexander Pacteau (21) has been charged with her murder.
Karen's funeral took place last week in her native Mourneabbey, near Mallow, Co Cork.