Glenrothes remains do not belong to missing men Allan Bryant and Kenneth Jones

Remains found at an industrial estate in Glenrothes do not belong to missing local men Allan Bryant and Kenneth Jones, police have said.

Monday, 5th October 2020, 9:54 pm

The remains were found at Whitehill Industrial Estate in Glenrothes on Sunday September 27.

Following a post-mortem examination, police say they do not belong to any long-term missing people, and their families have been updated.

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Inquiries continue to identify the person, who was male, and establish a cause of death.

Allan Bryant, pictured inset with father Allan Snr, has been missing November 3, 2013.
Allan Bryant, pictured inset with father Allan Snr, has been missing November 3, 2013.

Detective Chief Inspector Kevin Houliston, of Police Scotland’s major investigation team (MIT), said: “The families of long-term missing people in the local area have been informed that the remains are not those of their loved ones and officers continue to support them at this difficult time.

“This is a complex and highly intricate investigation and we’re working to find out who this is and how they came to be there.

“The death remains unexplained but if anyone has any information that may help our inquiries then please call Police Scotland on 101.”

Bryant was reported missing after failing to return home from a night out on November 3, 2013.

He was last seen at 2.02am outside Styx Nightclub in Caskieberran Road, Glenrothes, after attending a friend’s engagement party.

Since then, his family have undertaken a high-profile campaign to find out what happened to their son.

Last week, his father, Allan Senior, said he hoped that the family would finally have some closure.

He told the Fife Free Press: “It's a nightmare. I'm hoping it's him but I've got my doubts.”

Jones, another Glenrothes man, disappeared on the same date in 1998.

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