The devastated family of pregnant teacher Marelle Sturrock, who was found dead in her flat in Glasgow, have issued a plea for people to stop sharing information about the case that hasn't come directly from the police.
Authorities have launched a murder investigation over the 35-year-old's death and have been seen searching the nearby Mugdock Country Park for a missing man, thought to be her fiance David Yates, since her body was discovered on Tuesday.
Police Scotland said in a statement: “Her partner David Yates is wanted in connection with Marelle’s death.”
Police divers have been involved in the search and large areas of the reservoir are cordoned off with police tape, with officers standing guard.
Marelle's sister, Sarah Sturrock, wrote in a public post on Facebook: "Can people please stop sharing any press information about my little sister, this is so wrong it was all over Facebook before my mum & dad were even notified a picture of her house!!!! it’s horrendous to have to deal with without seeing it plastered everywhere!!
"They are hounding us & turning up at peoples doors for information on us up here, if anyone gets them please close the door, I know they need information that’s there job but they should just wait to be told the correct details it’s heartbreaking.
"If anyone feels the need to share her information please only share Police Scotland Glasgow report as they have the truth!!!
"There are no words how utterly devastating this is for us as a family & how we are going to cope without her How this could of happened to her I will never get my head around this."
It is believed Sturrock was discovered after colleagues at the Sandwood Primary School alerted authorities when she did not turn up for work or answer her phone.
The popular teacher lived with Yates, and pupils and staff at the school have been notified of her death.
Headteacher Fiona Donnelly told PA the "school community is “devastated”.
“Marelle has been a much-loved member of our school community since her probationary year more than six years ago and has taught many year groups throughout her time at the school," she said.
"We will all miss her so much. She was a lovely, kind, diligent and considerate person who loved and made time for everyone. Marelle used her artistic talents across the school and was our music champion who has been a key player in the success of our school choirs, with one of her classes going to see her on stage at The King’s (Theatre) in one of her many acting roles outside of school.
"We are a school community in mourning and are devasted by the tragic news of her death and pass on our deepest condolences to her family and friends as we all come to terms with our loss.”
The authorities have appealed to anyone with information to contact Police Scotland.
Detective Chief Inspector Cheryl Kelly said: “Our thoughts are with Marelle’s family and friends, as well as everyone affected by this tragic incident. We are providing her family with support at this incredibly difficult time as our investigation to establish the full circumstances continues.
“A visible police presence will remain at both locations as our work continues. There is not believed to be any risk to the wider public but I would urge anyone with information or concerns to contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident 0904 of April 25 or speak to any of our officers.”