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The notorious "Bible John" murders in Glasgow in the 1960s remain unsolved, after DNA tests failed to establish a link between a murdered woman and a suicide victim exhumed by police. Scotland's senior law officer, Lord Mackay, the Lord Advocate, said experts at Cambridge University had concluded there was "not sufficient evidence" from DNA methods to link John McInnes with the murder of Helen Puttock in 1969.

Crown officials have ordered further investigation to clarify "some further particular points" which have arisen from the newly-reopened investigation, said Lord Mackay. The body of John McInnes, who committed suicide in 1980 at the age of 41, was exhumed in February after a routine re-scrutiny of long-unsolved murders using new technology.