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Brian Low: 75-year-old man arrested in connection with death of dog walker

Screenshot, Brian Low died three days before his 66th birthday

  • Author, Graeme Ogston
  • Role, BBC Scotland News

A 75-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the death of a Perthshire dog walker three months ago.

The body of retired gardener Brian Low, 65, was found in Aberfeldy at around 9am on February 17.

The man is currently being questioned by detectives from the Major Investigation Team.

Low worked on the nearby Edradynate farm for more than 20 years until his retirement in February last year.

He lived in Aberfeldy with his partner and died three days before his 66th birthday.

His death certificate, seen by BBC Scotland News, confirmed he died from a gunshot wound to the neck and chest.

More than 800 people were interviewed in the police investigation into Low’s death, with officers reviewing 2,400 hours of CCTV footage from 56 cameras.

Timeline

Saturday February 17 – The body of Brian Low is found with his dog on a remote track in the Pitilie area, near Aberfeldy.

Wednesday February 21 – Medical examination establishes that Mr. Low had injuries that could indicate that he was fatally shot.

Friday February 23 – An autopsy confirms that Mr Low had been shot.

Saturday February 24 – Police inform Mr. Low’s family of autopsy findings.

Tuesday February 27 – Police announce they have launched a murder investigation into the death of Mr Low.

Tuesday April 23 – Police say they have visited more than 500 properties in the area and are analyzing 2,400 hours of CCTV footage from 56 cameras.

Friday May 24 – A 75-year-old man is arrested in connection with the death of Mr Low.

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