Family of murdered Tranent man speak out on anniversary of his death
Detectives investigating the murder of Tranent man Steven Brown have issued a fresh appeal for information, to coincide with the 14th anniversary of his death.
Steven (35) was found lying dead in a field near Elphinstone on the morning of February 21, 1999. He had been badly beaten and stabbed several times.
A reinvestigation into his death was launched just over a month ago by Lothian and Borders Police, who have been gathering evidence and interviewing potential witnesses in a bid to identify those responsible.
The charity Crimestoppers has also put up a £5000 reward for any information that can lead to a prosecution.
In a statement released on behalf of the Brown family, Steven’s brother William Brown (48), said: “The hurt and feelings of injustice that we have felt as a family have gone on for 14 years, and we have our hearts set on having those responsible for Steven’s murder brought to justice.
“For the perpetrators to go unpunished would be almost unbearable for us, and we are urging anyone who has information that could lead to a conviction to come forward and help us.
“We are asking people to contact the police, no matter how trivial they think their contribution may be. It may be the case that they hold a key piece of information that can assist the investigation.”
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