Body found in search for partner of pregnant woman killed in Glasgow

Police looking for the partner of a pregnant teacher found dead in Glasgow have found a body.

Officers were looking for David Yates after the body of Marelle Sturrock, 35, was discovered at a property in the city’s Jura Street on Tuesday morning.

Police said the body is yet to be formally identified but it is believed to be Yates, 36.

The body was discovered after searches of Mugdock Reservoir today. Police divers had been spotted at the East Dunbartonshire park and parts of the reservoir had been taped off earlier today.

Yates was wanted in connection with the murder. An investigation remains ongoing but nothing has been established so far to suggest anyone else was involved in her death, Police Scotland said.

Detective Superintendent Nicola Kilbane said: “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.”

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Yates was last seen on Sunday evening shortly after 8pm. His white Seat Ateca was discovered on Tuesday at Mugdock Country Park nine miles away from where Ms Sturrock was found.

On Thursday, Police Scotland confirmed that the teacher was 29 weeks pregnant.