Jodi police plan reconstruction

Detectives investigating the murder of teenager Jodi Jones are making preparations for a reconstruction of the girl's last movements.

The police re-enactment on Monday is expected to recreate the last steps taken by the 14-year-old from her Midlothian home in Easthouses, near Dalkeith, to the pathway where her partially-clothed and mutilated body was found more than six hours later.

Police hope the move will jolt the memories of anyone who saw the victim as she made her fateful journey at around 5pm last Monday.

Despite widespread publicity following the crime and around 500 calls to police, no-one has come forward to say they witnessed Jodi up until the time her body was found after 11pm that night.

Detectives have been carrying out extensive inquiries since the gruesome discovery of the teenager's body by a wooded pathway known locally as the Roman Dyke.

She had been on her way to meet her boyfriend, Luke Mitchell, 14, but the alarm was raised when she failed to return home.

A police officer remained outside Luke's house in nearby Newbattle today, where detectives had carried out a search on Friday.

At the entrance to the pathway, which is 300 yards from Jodi's home, more floral tributes were being laid today.

In the only police development, detectives had traced two teenage toys who were being sought as possible witnesses. Officers were hoping the youths who were seen on a moped in the area of the pathway could hold vital clues.

Earlier prayers for Jodi's family were said at church services throughout Midlothian.

No comments have so far been submitted. Why not be the first to send us your thoughts, or debate this issue live on our message boards.

We are no longer accepting comments on this article.

Who is this week's top commenter? Find out now