THE family of Marelle Sturrock has paid tribute to her and her unborn child after her tragic death.
The 35-year-old was found dead at a property on Jura Street in the city’s Craigton last Tuesday.
Marelle was 29 weeks pregnant and her unborn baby – now named as Jayden – sadly did not survive.
A week after her passing, Marelle’s parents Colin and Lorna Sturrock gave a touching tribute to their daughter in a statement issued through the police.
They said: “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.”
A murder investigation was launched after Marelle’s death and her partner David Yates – who went missing after the incident – was wanted in connection with her death.
After extensive police searches, the body of the 36-year-old was found in the reservoir at Mugdock Park on Thursday, April 27.
There did not appear to be any suspicious circumstances.
The statement added: “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.”