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28th Apr 2023

Marelle Sturrock: Police discover body amid hunt for fiancé of late pregnant teacher

Kat O'Connor

Warning: Some readers may find this report distressing

Police in Scotland have discovered a body in their search for Marelle Sturrock’s fiancé.

The man has been wanted by police since pregnant teacher Marelle Sturrock was found dead on Tuesday, April 25th.

Police discovered the body of a man following searches of Mugdock Reservoir.

It is believed the deceased is David Yates, Marelle Sturrock’s fiancé.

The discovery was made on Thursday, April 27th.

Police issued a statement following the discovery:

“The body of a man has been recovered following searches of Mugdock Reservoir on Thursday, 27 April.

“He is yet to be formally identified but it is believed to be David Yates, 36.

“David Yates was the partner of Marelle Sturrock, 35, who was found dead at her home address on Jura Street in Glasgow on Tuesday, 25 April.”

Officers confirmed David Yates was wanted in connection with the murder of Marelle Sturrock.

Marelle Sturrock

They are still investigating the pregnant teacher’s death, but don’t believe anyone else was involved in the murder.

“Reports will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal in due course.

Detective Superintendent Nicola Kilbane stated: “Our thoughts are with Marelle’s family and friends, along with everyone affected by this tragedy.

“We are providing her family with specialist support at this incredibly difficult time.”

Marelle has been remembered as a beloved teacher and a wonderful friend.

The teacher was found dead at a property in Glasgow on the morning of April 25th. Her co-workers grew concerned when she failed to answer their calls that morning.

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