A body was found in north-east Fife as police continue to search for missing Dundee University librarian Susan Reid.
The human remains were discovered a few miles from the 56-year-old’s Newport home, where she was last seen in January.
A police spokesman said: “Police Scotland can confirm that human remains have been found in a rural location in north-east Fife on Tuesday.
“A forensic examination is taking place.”
Police refused to confirm whether the body was connected to the search for Susan Reid.