Family announces funeral plans for pregnant teacher murdered by fiance

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

Marelle Sturrock: Family announces funeral details for pregnant Glasgow school teacher murdered by partner Police Scotland

The family of a pregnant teacher who was murdered in a Glasgow flat by her fiance has announced plans for her funeral.

Marelle Sturrock, who was 29-weeks pregnant with her unborn baby boy Jayden at the time of her death, will be laid to rest at Dundee Crematorium on Friday, May 26.

The 35-year-old’s body was discovered in a property on Jura Street shortly after 8.40am on April 25.

In a death notice published in the Glasgow Times, her family asked mourners to donate money to children’s charities in place of flowers.

The notice read: “On Tuesday, April 25, 2023, Marelle, aged 35 years and son-to-be, Jayden Sturrock.

Marelle Sturrock.Facebook

“Beloved daughter of Colin and Lorna, much-loved sister of Clare and Sarah, dearly loved granddaughter of Dorothy and the late Grant Sturrock, loving sister-in-law of Evan and Richard and a loving aunt.

“Funeral service, in Dundee Crematorium, on Friday, May 26, at 12.30pm, to which all family and friends are respectfully invited.

“Family flowers only, please, but donations if desired, may be made to various children’s charities at the crematorium.”

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

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

Detectives scoured Mugdock Country Park north of Glasgow for David Yates, Marelle Sturrock's fiance.Facebook

Police said Yates’ death was not being treated as suspicious.

The Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (PIRC), Scotland’s police watchdog, is conducting a probe into the Ms Sturrock’s death and the subsequent investigation.

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