Human remains identified

Police Scotland is proposing to merge its L and K divisions - the former covering Argyll, Bute and West Dunbartonshire and the latter Renfrewshire and Inverclyde.
Police Scotland is proposing to merge its L and K divisions - the former covering Argyll, Bute and West Dunbartonshire and the latter Renfrewshire and Inverclyde.

Following the discovery of human remains off the coast of Arbroath on Monday, April 6, Police Scotland have confirmed that they have been positively identified as Kelli Ferris, from Aberdeen.

Kelli Ferris was reported missing on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, after last being seen at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary by a family member on Tuesday, September 9.

Following Kelli’s disappearance an extensive investigation and search operation was conducted over a number of weeks which included the use of specialist police dogs and search teams.

Detective Chief Inspector David Hadden said: “We have now been able to identify the remains found off the coast of Arbroath on Monday, April 6 as Kelli Ferris.

“A major search operation was carried out following Kelli’s disappearance and enquiries have not revealed any suspicious circumstances.

“We hope this identification gives Kelli’s family some form of closure and our thoughts are with her family at this time.”