Pregnant Teacher’s Murder Investigation Leads to Discovery of Partner’s Body

Pregnant Teacher’s Murder Investigation Leads to Discovery of Partner’s Body

...By Judah Olanisebee for TDPel Media.

Detectives investigating the murder of a pregnant teacher, Marelle Sturrock, have found the body of her missing partner, David Yates.


Ms. Sturrock was found dead at her home in Jura Street, Glasgow, on Tuesday morning. She was 29 weeks pregnant, and unfortunately, her unborn child did not survive.

Police Scotland had been searching for Yates in connection with her death, and they discovered a body near Mugdock Country Park on Thursday, which they believe to be Yates, though formal identification is pending.

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Reports will be sent to the procurator fiscal.

Investigations and Search

Police Scotland had been conducting an intensive search for David Yates in connection with the death of Marelle Sturrock.

Detectives announced on Thursday that they found a body near Mugdock Country Park, which they believe to be that of Yates.

Reports will be sent to the procurator fiscal for confirmation.


Police divers were involved in the search, and officers cordoned off large areas of the reservoir with police tape.

Police Statement

Detective Superintendent Nicola Kilbane expressed her condolences to Ms. Sturrock’s family and friends and stated that the police were providing them with specialist support during this difficult time.

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Community Reaction

Fiona Donnelly, the headteacher at Sandwood Primary School in Glasgow, where Ms. Sturrock worked, described her as a much-loved member of the school community.

Donnelly stated that they were devastated by her death and that education psychologists were available to support pupils.

Ms. Sturrock’s parents and brother have expressed their grief and thanked everyone for their support during this difficult time.

Marelle Sturrock

Ms. Sturrock was from Wick, Caithness, but moved to Glasgow when she was 17 to pursue a career in the performing arts.

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She became a primary school teacher after completing a postgraduate diploma in education.

Her colleagues and students remember her as a kind, diligent, and considerate person who made time for everyone.


Ms. Sturrock was also an accomplished musician and actress, and her artistic talents extended to the school where she taught.

Her death is a tragic loss to the community.

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