May 31, 2023

Teacher's death is being treated as suspicious - UNPIXS

Teacher’s death is being treated as suspicious – UNPIXS

Police are looking for a man in a park in Scotland after a pregnant teacher was found dead nine miles away.

Marelle Sturrock, 35, was discovered at 8.40am on Tuesday at a residence in Jura Street, Glasgow. Scotland Police said her death is being treated as suspicious.

Officers later descended on Mugdock Country Park, just outside the town in East Dunbartonshire, where they are looking for a man.

Detective Chief Inspector Cheryl Kelly said: “A visible police presence will remain at both locations as our work continues.

“Officers have carried out extensive searches of Mugdock Country Park in connection with a missing person in the area.

“This is being treated as linked to the death on Jura Street and the investigation is ongoing.”

Marelle Sturrock who was found dead on Tuesday

Marelle Sturrock who was found dead on Tuesday

Mrs Sturrock worked at Sandwood Primary School in Glasgow and on Wednesday the parents were told she had passed away.

Headteacher Fiona Donnelly said in a letter: “It is with deep sadness that I must inform you of the sudden passing of Mrs. Sturrock, a beloved member of our teaching staff.

“I know this will come as a shock to our school community, and we will do everything we can to support children, staff and families during this difficult and challenging time.

“We have had support at school today from our educational psychologists who will be here for the next few days to offer help and advice.

“I hope you will understand that there are no other details I can share at this time, but I want to let our families know the tragic news of the school.”

Mrs. Sturrock's death has rocked the community - UNPIXS

Mrs. Sturrock’s death has rocked the community – UNPIXS

Mrs. Sturrock was from the Scottish Highlands, but moved to Glasgow when she was 17 to pursue a career in the performing arts. She later became a primary school teacher after completing her postgraduate diploma in education.

Ms Kelly said: “Our thoughts are with Marelle’s family and friends, as well as everyone affected by this tragic incident.

“We offer support to her family at this incredibly difficult time as our investigation to determine the full circumstances continues.”

She added that it is “not believed there is any risk to the general public” but that anyone with information or concerns should contact police on 101.