Human remains found in Argyll and Bute confirmed as missing man Tony Parsons

Police Scotland confirmed today that a body discovered near Bridge of Orchy in Argyll and Bute, is Tony Parsons, who had been missing since 2017.

Police confirm human remains found in Argyll and Bute are that of Tony Parsons
Police confirm human remains found in Argyll and Bute are that of Tony Parsons

Mr Parsons travelled from his home in Tillicoultry, Stirlingshire, on Friday, September, 29, 2017, to Fort William, with the intention of returning home by bicycle.

He was reported missing on Monday, October, 2, 2017.

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He travelled south on the A82 and was last seen around 11.30pm that Friday night outside the Bridge of Orchy Hotel.

On Tuesday, January, 12, 2021, specialist search officers, supported by forensic scientists, discovered his remains in a remote area of ground close to a farm near the A82 at Bridge of Orchy.

Mr Parsons’ body has now been recovered by the police and a post mortem examination will be carried out in the coming days.

Two men, both aged 29, were arrested on December 30, 2020, and later released pending further enquiries in connection with Mr Parsons’ disappearance.

The inquiry is being led by detectives from Police Scotland’s Major Investigation Team, supporting local officers.

Detective Chief Inspector Alan Sommerville, said: “This is a difficult and challenging investigation given the remote location and the extreme weather conditions faced by the team.

“We will support Mr Parsons’ family through this very difficult and distressing time as the investigation into his death continues.

“I would like to repeat my thanks to everyone who has assisted our enquiries so far and again urge anyone who may be able to help to come forward."

Anyone with information should contact Police Scotland via 101, quoting reference 559 of October, 2, 2017.

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