Police hunting for missing Kilmarnock woman Emma Faulds are searching the South Ayrshire border for her body.

Detectives say they believe the tragic 39-year-old has been murdered and are urging people who were travelling by car in and around the area of the A714 Girvan to Newton Stewart road on Monday, April 29 and Tuesday, April 30, to come forward with information.

Police are particularly interested in any sightings of Jaguar and Mercedes-type vehicles that may have been spotted on that road in the days after Emma vanished.

Detectives are urging people to think back and consider if they saw something a little odd or out of place on those days in the area of Barrhill, particularly along the A714.

Officers say Emma’s family have been left devastated by her disappearance and urged anyone with any information at all, to come forward.

Detective Chief Inspector Martin Fergus said: “This is a harrowing time for Emma’s family.

“They are in shock and are in the process of dealing with the fact that Emma will not be coming home.

“I am therefore seeking the public’s help in trying to find Emma’s body.

“I am appealing for anyone who may have been travelling along the A714, either north or south between Girvan and Newton Stewart.

“Did you see something a little odd or out of place, perhaps you noticed a car in a lay by, do you remember anything which struck you as odd at the time?

“I am also keen to speak to anyone who travels this route regularly, northbound or southbound. “If any motorists have dash cams, please check the footage as it may have captured something which could prove vital to our ongoing enquiries to locate Emma.”

Police announced that a 39-year-old man had been charged in connection with her death. Ross Willox has appeared at Ayr Sheriff Court accused of murdering her.

He’s also been charged with alleged attempt to defeat the ends of justice. He made no plea during the private hearing and has been remanded in custody.

Forensics experts have been searching a home in Monkton in connection to Emma ’ s disappearance.