The brother of a woman whose “suspicious” death is being probed by police has been locked up after being accused of two bogus workman frauds.
Annalise Johnstone was found dead at the side of a rural road between Auchterarder and Dunning, Perthshire, on Thursday May 10 – more than 80 miles from her Ayrshire home.
Her death is being treated as “suspicious” by police, who have launched a major inquiry into her death.
Her brother, Jordon Johnstone, appeared at Dundee Sheriff Court accused of carrying out a bogus workman scam at a cottage around two miles from where Annalise’s body was found around three weeks before she died.
His appearance came as police sealed off a monument close to where Annalise’s body was found that claims a sinister connection to Moors murderers Myra Hindley and Ian Brady.
It is alleged that between April 14 and April 18 this year at an address in Main Road, Aberuthven, he pretended to Susan Rodrigues that he was a bonafide workman, received payment to carry out agreed work and failed to complete it, thus obtaining £600 by fraud.
A second charge alleges that between April 14 and April 18 2014 at an address in Rodd Road, Dundee, he carried out a similar fraud on Lindsey Scott and obtained £55 by fraud.
Johnstone, 24, of Redburn Travelling Persons Site, Kilwinning Road, Irvine, Ayrshire, made a brief appearance in private on petition before Sheriff John Rafferty.
Represented by solicitor Amy Fox, he made no plea or declaration.
Johnstone was fully committed for trial on the two charges and remanded in custody meantime.