Body found in search for missing teenager

0
13773

The heartbroken family of a 16-year-old boy who vanished almost two months ago have revealed police have found a body.
Officers have now confirmed that a body they found in woodland is definitely that of Scott Diver.
A frantic search was launched when the teenager disappeared seven weeks ago and his family and friends made appeals over social media.
Police also issued appeals for any information in a bid to find out what had happened to the youngster, from Clydebank in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland.
Mr Diver was last seen on September 17. His family had held out hope that he would be found alive and well, until police officers were called to woodland near Old Kilpatrick, where the body of a young man was found.
His family has now issued a heartbreaking statement via social media following the identification of the body.
They said: “Sadly, today we have received the news we’ve been dreading, wee Scott has been found and heartbreakingly he’s no longer with us.
“We thank everybody for their support and help over the last 7 weeks, this page has been a big help for us in the search for Scott but for us as family to be able to grieve properly we need to take time away and after tonight we’ll close the page. Thank you again from the Diver family.”
Police Scotland have also confirmed that the body which was found is definitely that of Mr Diver.
Officers say they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the death and they are not treating it as suspicious.
The last definite sighting of the teenager was in Dalmuir Park on September 17. Following his disappearance, police were called with several potential sightings, including reports that he was as far away as the Isle of Man or Cornwall. But none of those sightings were ever confirmed.
In a statement issued by officers they said: “Around 1300 hours on Thursday 3 November, police were called to a report of the body of a young man found within a wooded area near to Old Kilpatrick. 

“Sadly, the body has now been formally identified as that of Scott Diver, who had been missing from his home in Clydebank since Saturday 17 September. Relatives are aware.
“The death is not being treated as suspicious, and a report has been sent to the Procurator Fiscal.”

SHARE
Previous articleWe were spied on at Sports Direct, say MPs
Next articleBrexit law could be passed within weeks, say ministers
Sam Dunis
Sam comes from Edinburgh and grew up with his mother and step-dad. His father left the country when he learnt he was going to be a father. Sam never had the opportunity to see him and still wonders what he looks like. School wasn’t his thing, he would rather spend sometime with his friends, play rugby and chat girls up. Sam used to help his step dad, a plumber, during summertime. After doing it for several years, he realized he could work with his father and hopefully take over the family business when his step-father would retire. Sam spends most of his time off taking care of his mother, training with the local rugby team. Sam doesn’t have any girlfriend at the moment. He is therefore going out every weekends.