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Lynn Love & Ruth Suter

Colleagues of pregnant Glasgow teacher found dead raised alarm after 'she didn't show up for work'

Colleagues of a pregnant teacher who was found dead at her Glasgow home raised the alarm after she failed to show up for work.

Friends of Marelle Sturrock, a teacher at Sandwood Primary School in the city, had gone to the 35-year-old's house on Tuesday morning but became concerned when she didn't answer the door.

Police were called to the property on Jura Street in Govan at around 8.40am. Marelle, from Wick, Caithness, was found dead inside.

Neighbour Alex Collie told the Daily Record his wife saw the expectant mum's worried colleagues at her house.

He said: “My wife walked past when they were at the house. They were knocking on the door and seemed worried. I think concern was raised when she didn’t show up for work.

"A few hours later we saw the police here. We got the shock of our life when we heard what had happened to Marelle. It’s tragic. I can’t believe it."

The Record understands a letter has been sent to staff and parents of pupils at Sandwood Primary School after the popular teacher's tragic passing.

Detectives searching for a missing person over eight miles away at Mugdock Country Park in Milngavie, East Dunbartonshire, said their presence is "linked" to the death of Marelle.

Marelle was expecting a baby (Facebook)

Cops were seen swarming the woodland yesterday morning, with dog units and a helicopter in attendance. Images from the scene show a large section close to an entrance of the park taped off as the search operation continues for a second day.

Detective Chief Inspector Cheryl Kelly said: “We were made aware of concern for a woman at a property on Jura Street in Glasgow shortly after 8.40am on Tuesday, April 25. Officers attended and the body of a 35-year-old woman was found within.

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