Minister's tribute to elderly parishioner as police launch murder investigation

Mary Logie - image courtesy of Police Scotland

A Church of Scotland minister has paid tribute to one of his parishioners as a murder investigation gets underway in Fife into the circumstances surrounding her death.

The Rev Gilbert Nisbet of Leven Parish Church said the local community had been left shocked and stunned after Mary (Rae) Logie's body was discovered at her house in Green Gates, Leven on Tuesday.

He described the 82-year-old as a "friendly, outgoing lady" who was very active in the church and Guild.

Ms Logie had sustained head injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Detectives are now investigating what happened.

Mr Nisbet said: "Mary was part of the church community and very much involved in the life of the church.

"I have been the minister here for nine years and she virtually came every Sunday and I would chat to her at the door.

"Mary was friendly and outgoing, a kind lady who was bright and interesting to talk to.

"The whole community is shocked."

Mr Nisbet said Ms Logie was born and raised in the area and lived alone .

"As far as I am aware she had been away over Christmas staying with one of her sons in England," he added.

"People are absolutely stunned.

"There are many Church members here who will be alarmed such a thing could have happened within the community at Leven."

Mr Nisbet said Ms Logie was an active person and only recently gave up driving.

"We do lunches on a Tuesday and Friday at the church and she came every week," he added.

"It is very strange and we cannot imagine why this has happened."