Death of missing 16-year-old schoolgirl, found in park being treated as murder as probe launched

Death of missing 16-year-old schoolgirl, found in park being treated as murder as probe launched

The death of a schoolgirl whose body was found in a park is being treated as murder, Police Scotland said.

Amber Gibson, 16, was reported missing from the Hamilton area on Friday November 26.

Amber is known to have left her home in the Hillhouse area at 9.15pm that night and was last seen at Cadzow Street around 9.55pm.

Her body was discovered near to Cadzow Glen at 10.10am on Sunday November 28.

Detectives quickly closed off Cadzow Street and the park to the public after the body was found and the road remained closed for most of Monday as investigations continued.

One local resident had told the Daily Record: “It was all very quiet early on Sunday morning apart from few families and children enjoying the snowfall and building snowmen and having snowball fights in the Glen.

“Then all of a sudden there was police everywhere and it was all cordoned off.

“I went out to ask, but they couldn’t tell me anything. They have been here ever since guarding the place all night.

“They don’t seem to look like they are packing up either, it must be serious.” Metro reports.

Detective Superintendent Raymond Brown, from Police Scotland major investigations team west, said: “Our thoughts very much remain with Amber’s loved ones and we will continue to support them through this terrible time.

“Whilst our inquiries continue, we are asking for anyone with any information on what happened to Amber, or anyone who believes they saw her at any point of her movements between Friday and Sunday, to please come forward.”

Chief Inspector Briony Daye, local area commander, said: “There will continue to be an increased police presence in the area over the coming days and anyone with concerns can speak with local officers at any time.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting incident 1281 of November 28.

Alternatively, please contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, if you wish to remain anonymous.

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