Dozens of residents in the Leachkin area of the city have been questioned by police exactly one week on from the disappearance of missing teenager Jade McGrath.
The 19-year-old from Aviemore was last seen in the area last Wednesday afternoon.
Thorough searches have been conducted across the area by specialist officers and police dogs on foot as well as in the air by helicopter – but have so far uncovered no trace of her.
As part of a fresh appeal for new leads, 15 officers returned to Leachkin Road yesterday to speak to motorists and local residents who may have seen Jade last week.
Inspector James Rice said concerns for her welfare were continuing to grow. He said: “Every piece of information adds to what we have collated so far, so a little bit of information from a motorist or a pedestrian today could be the link to something else we are aware of and be the vital link that takes us to Jade.
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“Every day that passes is growing more and more concern. There has been a lot of energy put into it and a lot of resources put into it right from the outset so although this is taking place a week later, its arranged as such.
“It’s a good opportunity to capture people that we might not otherwise capture maybe that don’t look at newspapers or social media so we can actually pinpoint them.”
Jade is described as being about 5 ft 1 inch and of slim build. She has platinum blonde hair and blue eyes.
When last seen she was wearing a light grey turtle neck top, parka jacket, black leggings and black/white Nike trainers.
Concerned family members released a statement through police making an emotional plea to Jade to return home safe.
They said: “As each day goes on, we are growing increasingly concerned for Jade and we just desperately want answers and to know where she is.
“There has been a massive amount of support from friends and family, as well as people we have never met, and that is what is keeping us going.
“Anyone who was in the Leachkin area last Wednesday afternoon from around 1.45pm, please think back and if you think you might have seen anything please call the police.
“We are grateful to everyone who has helped so far and are just desperate for news.
“If Jade is reading this, we want you to know that we love you very much and we just want you home safe.”