Family in 'total shock' after daughter and grandson murdered by partner

Marelle Sturrock and her unborn son, Jayden, were found dead in a property on Jura Street, Glasgow.

Family in ‘total shock’ after daughter and grandson murdered by partner in Jura Street, Glasgow Police Scotland

The family of a pregnant woman who was murdered in a Glasgow flat have said they are in “total shock” following the loss of their daughter and grandson.

The body of Marelle Sturrock, who was 29-weeks pregnant, was discovered in a property on Jura Street shortly after 8.40am on April 25.

David Yates, her partner, was wanted by police in connection with the murder of the 35-year-old, but officers later discovered his body in Mugdock Country Park on Thursday evening after a wide-ranging search.

Marelle’s parents, Colin and Lorna, said they were “devastated” following the deaths of their daughter and of there yet to be born grandson, named Jayden.

Marelle Sturrock's partner David Yates was being hunted in connection with her murder. Facebook

They said in a statement: “We are devastated following the deaths of our daughter, Marelle, and soon to be grandson, Jayden Sturrock.

“Marelle was the happiest person you could ever meet and was always looking to help others the best she could.

“Marelle and her partner doted on each other, and this incident has come as a total shock to all who knew her.

“We would like to thank family and friends, colleagues at Sandwood Primary School, Police Scotland officers, both in the Highlands and Glasgow, for their efforts and comforting support following our tragic event.

“Our family would like everyone, including the press, to respect our privacy at this very sad and difficult time.”

The Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (PIRC) confirmed on Friday that it is probing the death and subsequent investigation.

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