Police find two bodies in the search for missing Bennylyn and her two-year-old daughter

Bennylyn Burke & her daughter Jellica

Police searching for the whereabouts of missing Kingswood woman Bennylyn Burke, 25, and her two-year old daughter, Jellica, have today recovered two bodies in Scotland.

They say the bodies were discovered concealed within a house in Troon Avenue, Dundee, following extensive inquiries by detectives and forensic experts.

Post- mortem examinations will take place to establish the cause of death.

Formal identification has yet to take place; however relatives of Bennylyn have been informed of the discovery.

Detective Superintendent Graeme Mackie, of Police Scotland’s Major Investigation Team, said: “This is a significant development in what has been a particularly challenging enquiry for everyone involved.

“Bennylyn’s family have been informed of this development and we will continue to support them at this difficult time as our investigation continues.

“The thoughts of everyone involved in this investigation are with them at this time.

“I would like to thank the local community for their co-operation with what is a large and complex police operation involving many specialist resources from across Police Scotland.

“There will continue to be a significant police presence in the area for some time and I would ask anyone with information to please come forward and speak to us.”

Police had attended a property at Troon Avenue on the afternoon of Friday 5th March as part of an inquiry into the disappearance of Bennylyn and two children who had been reported missing on Monday 1st March. It is understood they lived in Court Road in Kingswood having previously lived in Staple Hill.

On Monday 8th March 50-year-old Andrew Innes from Troon Avenue appeared at Dundee Sheriff Court charged with the murders of the youbg mother and Jellica.

Prosecutors allege that he committed the murders between 17th February when Bennylyn and her daughters were last seen, and 5th March.

Her other child has been traced and is being supported.

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