A young woman who was found dead on the side of a dual carriageway has been named by police.
Charlotte Louise Tennant, 20, from Laurencekirk, Aberdeenshire, is believed to have been struck by a vehicle on the A90 near the town, where she was discovered at about 8am on Saturday.
Grampian Police closed the road for over nine hours to allow an investigation to take place.
Detective Chief Inspector Alex Dowall said: "A young woman has died as a result of this tragic incident and all of our thoughts are with Charlotte's family at this sad and extremely difficult time.
"The investigation is continuing with a team of officers working to piece together the circumstances leading up to this incident.
"At this stage her injuries do appear to be consistent with having been struck by a vehicle.
"We believe Charlotte was walking on the stretch of the A90 between Fordoun and Laurencekirk, which is approximately nine miles north of Stracathro services, between 4am and 5am on Saturday morning.
"I am grateful to the members of the public who have contacted us so far and we have officers following up on those calls. I would, however, like to renew our appeal for anyone who may have seen Charlotte on this section of the A90 to contact us as soon as possible."
Miss Tennant was wearing dark jeans, a white T-shirt, a light blue denim shirt and white trainers when the incident happened.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0845 600 5700 or Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555 111.