A 15-year-old who was discovered useless after being reported lacking has been named as Mhari O’Neil. 

The 15-year-old from the Willowbrae space was reported lacking throughout the early hours of Saturday eighth December earlier than a member of the general public discovered her physique on Calton Hill at round 6.30am that day.

Police in Edinburgh are persevering with to research her dying and are interesting for help from the general public.

Her dying is at present unexplained and enquiries are ongoing.

In a press release issued via Police Scotland, the household of Mhari O’Neill stated:   “Mhari was a lot cherished by all that knew her and we all know that her passing can have a profound impression on her closest mates, because it has ourselves.

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“Mhari was contemplating making use of to attend college and certainly one of her most important passions was music; she cherished going to gigs.

“What we want now’s to search out out precisely what occurred to Mhari and we would like anybody who thinks they could have info to get in contact with the police.

“We thank everybody for his or her assist and ask that we be left in privateness to grieve right now.”

Detective Inspector Susan Balfour from the Main Investigation Staff stated: “Our deepest sympathies are with Mhari’s household and mates right now and we’re finishing up a radical investigation to determine the complete circumstances surrounding her dying.

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“We consider Mhari met a pal within the metropolis centre, close to to Waverley Station, on Friday afternoon earlier than making her technique to Calton Hill someday later. 

Nonetheless, we’re eager to listen to from anybody who believes they could have seen her all through the night or early morning of Saturday, so we now have a clearer image of all her actions.

“Mhari’s dying is at present unexplained and her actions for a variety of hours previous to her physique being discovered are unaccounted for.

“We’re dedicated to offering Mhari’s household with as a lot info in relation to her dying as potential and anybody who can help with our ongoing inquiry is urged to return ahead.

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“Naturally, we’re working intently with companions in Schooling to assist assist any younger individuals who might have been affected by Mhari’s dying.”

Ruth McKay, Head Instructor at Portobello Excessive Faculty, the place Mhari was a pupil, stated: “Everybody on the faculty is deeply saddened and shocked to listen to about Mhari’s sudden dying.

“The Portobello faculty group is a really shut one and our ideas are together with her household.

“Mhari was a stunning, pleasant lady who was popular with each workers and younger folks. Her bubbly, out-going nature and prepared smile might be much-missed in class.

These with info can contact the Main Investigation Staff in Edinburgh through 101 and quote incident quantity 900 of the eighth December.


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