Who is the killer Colin Coats and where is he now?

THE brutal killing of Lynda Spence in 2011 sparked a full police investigation.

Two men were eventually found guilty of their kidnapping and murder. Here’s what we know about one of them, Colin Coats.

Colin Coats was sentenced to 33 years in prison for the 2011 kidnapping and murder of financial adviser Lynda Spence


Colin Coats was sentenced to 33 years in prison for the 2011 kidnapping and murder of financial adviser Lynda Spence

Who is Colin Coats?

Colin Coats was sentenced to 33 years in prison in 2013 for the appalling torture and murder of financial adviser Lynda Spence.

Coats was found guilty along with accomplice Philip Wade for the 2011 crime.

They maintained their innocence throughout the trial.

Despite this, both men have claimed to know where her body is buried.

This information was revealed in a conversation between Coats and a criminal defense attorney.

What happened to Lynda Spence?

Lynda was 27 when she was kidnapped in Glasgow, Scotland, in 2011.

Her captors were Coats and Philip Wade.

She is believed to have been targeted in response to a land deal that Coats believed Spence ripped off.

Coats wanted to know what she had done with his money after investing at least £85,000 in the deal.

She was taken to an attic in Ayrshire, bound and tortured over a period of 13 days.

She was then killed by the two men, who then disposed of her body.

Her remains were never found despite extensive police searches.

Two other men, David Parker and Paul Smith, were sentenced to 11 years in prison for assaulting and holding Spence.

Parker and Smith agreed to testify about Spence’s ordeal in exchange for lesser penalties.

Where is Colin Coats now?

Coats remains in prison for Spence’s murder.

He claimed to know where she was buried in 2022 and the police allowed him to release her to show them the location.

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Police even told the deceased’s family that there was a 98 percent chance they would be able to find her body.

However, after a three-month search of a field in Argyll, no trace of Lynda’s body was found.


PaulLeBlanc is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. PaulLeBlanc joined Dailynationtoday in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: paulleblanc@dailynationtoday.com.

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