Rock band write song on schoolgirl's murder

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One of the world’s hottest rock bands have written a song about the murder of a British schoolgirl, it emerged tonight.

Las Vegas group The Killers penned Where is She? About the death of Scottish teenager Jodi Jones.

They were inspired to write the song after hearing media coverage of the trial of the 14-year-old’s ex-boyfriend, Luke Mitchell, while playing in Scotland.

Mormon lead singer Brandon Flowers told NME: “I was watching it on the news when we were in Glasgow. It’s written from the mother’s perspective.”

The last time the American rockers – whose album Hot Fuss was number one in Britain – were in Scotland was in January for the NME Awards Tour.

In the same month Mitchell, now 16, was jailed for life for stabbing his girlfriend to death in a Dalkeith wood in June 2003.

Some of the lyrics for the song, which the band is believed to have already performed live, have appeared on fan websites.

Extracts read: ''A police car was outside your house today / I haven't seen you in a couple of days / They knocked on your door / And then they went away / Your mother looked scared / But she didn’t cry.”

The lyrics continue: ''What have you done with my whole wide world? / Where is she? Where is she? / Where is my baby girl? / I’ve seen you and you're crazy / What have you done with my whole wide world?''

Jodi's mother, Judy, has always maintained a dignified silence over her daughter's death near their home in Easthouses, Midlothian.

The trial in Edinburgh heard claims that Mitchell had been influenced by a video and a painting by weird American rocker Marilyn Manson.

The Killers' record label denied the band were trying to cash in on the tragedy.

A spokesman told the Daily Record: ''We know it was a huge case in Scotland and it's not the band's intention to do or say anything that causes offence.

“We don’t want the family to think the band are cashing in on it or commenting about what happened. They don't want to drag it up again and create bad memories for her family.''