Man charged over the death of Partick woman Mary McLaughlin 35 years ago

By Ian Marland at

A man has been arrested and charged in connection with the death of a woman in Glasgow 35 years ago.

Mary McLaughlin, aged 58, of Crathie Court on Laurel Street in Partick, was last seen alive on 26 September, 1984, when she left a bar in the Hyndland area after a night out.

Mary McLaughlin

Mary McLaughlin. Despite protracted inquiries at the time, no one was arrested or charged

Mrs McLaughlin’s body was found six days later in her home. Despite protracted enquiries at the time, no one was arrested or charged.

Following a re-investigation into her death by Police Scotland, a 58-year-old man is due to appear at Glasgow Sheriff Court today (Thursday, 5 December).

Detective Chief Inspector Suzanne Chow is with Police Scotland’s Homicide Governance Review team.

She said: “Undetected and unresolved homicides in Scotland are never closed and the families of victims are never forgotten.

“Our homicide governance review team keep every undetected and unresolved case under review, and will continue to investigate any new information or lines of enquiry which come to light.

“The passage of time is no barrier to our investigations, and a re-investigation into Mrs McLaughlin’s murder has now resulted in the arrest and charge of a man 35 years later.”

UPDATE: Graham McGill, 58, was charged with murder during a private appearance at Glasgow Sheriff Court.

He made no plea and was remanded in custody. He will appear again before the court within eight days.