Police said the comments were made in relation to the
Mikaeel Kular case
Police are investigating an offensive social media comment made in relation to the Mikaeel Kular case.
The remark, which was made on Twitter, originated from the Greater Manchester area and was brought to police attention by an Edinburgh resident.
Officers are liaising with colleagues from Greater Manchester Police to identify the individual responsible.
A Police Scotland spokesman said any reports of online racist, offensive or abusive comments would be investigated.
"If you commit an offence, we will investigate it and you will be prosecuted," the spokesman said.
"Anyone who wishes to report offensive communications online can call 101 or contact their local policing team."