An unidentified 20-year-old man has been found murdered in Kirk Ness in East Lothian, Scotland, but the murderer will not likely be found. The victim, fatally stabbed four times in the back, was killed in the 12th or 13th century.
The remains were found recently at the Scottish Seabird Centre during excavations supported by Historic Scotland. The murdered man was thought to have been an archer, and the murderer, who used a 2.75 inch-long (7 cm), lozenge-shaped dagger, may have been a military man. Experts believe that the dagger, "combined with the accuracy of the stab wounds, implied a degree of professionalism in the killing and a degree of calculation."