Unsolved Murders

Pamela Hastie

Age: 16

Sex: female

Date: 1 Dec 1981

Place: Rannoch Woods, Johnstone, Renfrewshire

Pamela Hastie was found dead in Rannoch Woods.

She had been raped and murdered. She had been strangled with a length of twine hit on the head with a piece of wood.

A 19-year-old man was convicted of the murder in 1982 and served 20 years but his conviction was later quashed. He had admitted to having been in the woods the day before the murder and having exposed himself.

In March 2023 it was reported that the police were considering exhuming her body in order to carry out forensic work.

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