Marelle Sturrock - latest: Body found in search of missing partner of murdered pregnant teacher

Hopscotch Sturrock Ultimate

Saturday, April 29, 2023 - Austin Jacobs

Marelle Sturrock's family say there are 'no words' to describe their devastation with losses Police searching for the fiancee of pregnant teacher Marelle Sturrock, who was found dead in Glasgow, have found a body. The body was found after searches at Mugdock Reservoir on Thursday, Police Scotland confirmed tonight.

He has not yet been officially identified but is believed to be 36-year-old David Yates, the force said. Ms Sturrock, 35, was found dead at a property on Jura Street in Glasgow on Tuesday morning.

She was 29 weeks pregnant at the time of her death. Police confirmed today that her unborn baby did not survive.

The force said earlier on Thursday that David Yates was wanted in connection with the death of Ms Sturrock, adding that "there was no information to suggest anyone else was involved."

Detective Superintendent Nicola Kilbane said: "Our thoughts are with Marelle's family and friends, and with all those affected by this tragedy. "We are providing his family with expert support at this incredibly difficult time."

From where Mrs Sturrock was found to the site of her partner's abandoned vehicle, here's a map of all the locations in Glasgow:

From where Ms Sturrock's body was found to the site of her partner's abandoned vehicle, here's a map of all the key locations linked to the investigation.

Ms Sturrock's family said there were "no words" to describe how devastated they were by the death of the pregnant teacher.

“There are no words about how devastating this is for us as a family and how we will manage without her,” her sister said.

"How could this have happened to him? I'll never understand."

A student who had work experience in the theater group of which Sturrock was a member said he was "devastated" by her death.

"It's so hard to bear the loss of such an amazing woman," Jason Mountford said.

“She was so lovely to me and always went the extra mile. I learned a lot from this inspiring woman.

An amateur drama club that Ms Sturrock had been a member of since she was a teenager paid tribute to 'one of our family'.

Wick Players said in a statement: "Some people have a light that shines from within, and Marelle's talent shone through that aura and she followed her dream by studying acting and music at university.

"It is tragic that his young life ended too soon."

The headmistress of a school where Ms Sturrock worked paid tribute to her former colleague, describing him as a "lovely person".

Fiona Donnelly, headmistress at Sandwood Primary in Glasgow, where Sturrock had taught for six years, said the school was in shock.

"She will be greatly missed by all. She was a lovely, kind, diligent and considerate person who was loving and made time for everyone," she said.

"Marelle used her artistic talents throughout the school and was our musical champion who was key to the success of our school choirs, and one of her classes saw her on stage at the King's Theater in one of her many acting roles outside from school.

"We are a grieving school community and are devastated by the tragic news of his death and send our deepest condolences to his family and friends as we all come to terms with our loss."

Detectives searching for the partner of pregnant teacher Marelle Sturrock, who was found dead in Glasgow, found a body.

Police Scotland said the body has yet to be officially identified but is believed to be that of her fiance David Yates, 36.

Officers carried out an intensive search in Mugdock Country Park, around 14km from Ms Sturrock's home, and announced on Thursday that they had found a body in the adjacent Mugdock Reservoir.

The body was found during searches at Mugdock Reservoir.

The headmaster of Sandwood Primary School in Glasgow, where Ms Sturrock worked, said the school community was "devastated".

Fiona Donnelly said: “Marelle has been a very valuable member of our school community since her trial year over six years ago and has taught many groups during her time at the school.

"We will all miss her dearly.

"She was a lovely, kind, diligent and considerate person who loved and made time for everyone.

"Marelle used her artistic talents throughout the school and was our musical champion who was key to the success of our school choirs, with one of her classes seeing her on stage at King's (Theatre) in one of her many acting roles. out of school.

"We are a grieving school community and are devastated by the tragic news of his death and send our deepest condolences to his family and friends as we all come to terms with our loss."

Facebook

Access

Photos

https://common-content.thegyanva.com/images/PostContents/default3.png

Categories