Young woman’s body found in Hamilton forest identified as missing teenager Amber Gibson

A young woman’s body found in a forest area in Hamilton has been identified as missing teenager Amber Gibson.

We told how police and forensic teams entered an area near Cadzow Glen after the discovery was made around noon. 10.15 Sunday morning.

The body has now been formally identified as the 16-year-old, also known as Amber Niven.

Police tapes have blocked off the road along with Cadzow Glen
Police tape blocked off the road along Cadzow Glen

Amber had been reported missing from the Hamilton area on Friday 26 November.

The death is being treated as unexplained and the investigation is continuing.

Pictures Sunday showed officers at the scene with a large barrier in place and Cadzow Street closed and guarded.

Police in the Cadzow Glen area of ​​Hamilton.
Police in the Cadzow Glen area of ​​Hamilton

Investigations were underway all day with the emergency services still present late into the night.

Chief Inspector Briony Daye said: “At this point, our thoughts are very much with Amber’s loved ones as they come to terms with this terrible loss.

“As we continue our investigations, there will be an increased police presence in the area. I would like to thank the public for their assistance so far and ask anyone with information who has not already spoken to officers to call 101 and quote incident 1281 of 28 November. “

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