Scottish police trace relatives after Exmouth woman is found dead

THE police are appealing for help tracing the next of kin of an Exmouth woman found dead in her Scottish home.

THE police are appealing for help tracing the next of kin of an Exmouth woman found dead in her Scottish home.

Lothian and Borders Police want to trace the family of Valerie Rockall, aged 80, and her 44-year-old son, who were found dead on Monday at their Dean Path flat in Edinburgh.

It is thought Mrs Rockall's family once lived in Dunsford Close, Exmouth, and the police are keen to hear from anyone who may know of any surviving relatives.

The police said Valerie Rockall would have been known by the surname Brown when she lived in Exmouth.


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Detectives are treating the deaths as 'unexplained' at this time and inquiries are ongoing to track their movements since they were last seen on July 6, 2009.

A police spokesman said: "We would like to trace relatives of Mrs Rockall and her son.

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"There are family links to Exmouth and we hope this appeal might help us find them.

"The last sighting we have of Mrs Rockall and her son was on July 6 and we are keen to hear from anyone who saw them, or had any contact with them, after that date."

Post mortems have been carried out on the bodies and reports will be submitted to the procurator fiscal in due course.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Lothian and Borders Police on 01313113131, or Crimestoppers on 0800551111,

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