Body found in wooded area during searches for missing Scots dad

Robert Pirie
-Credit: (Image: Submitted / Ayrshire Post)


A body has been found in a wooded area in Ayrshire during searches for a missing dad.

Robert Pirie, 55, was reported missing from the Craigstone Avenue in Ayr at around 2.30am on Monday. Officers appealed for information while Robert's worried son issued a desperate plea on social media.

Sadly, at around 1.15pm on Monday, police were notified a man’s body had been found in a wooded area in the Holmston area. Formal identification has still to take place, however officers believe it to be Robert. The death is not being treated as suspicious.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "Around 1.15pm on Monday, May 27, 2023, police were notified a man’s body had been found in a wooded area in the Holmston area of Ayr. A formal identification has still to take place; however, we believe it to be 55-year-old Robert Pirie missing from Craigstone Avenue in Ayr.

"Officers have been liaising with Mr Pirie's family. A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal. The death is not being treated as suspicious."

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