Son charged with murder of Dublin woman in Scotland
James Dunleavy (39) appears court in connection with death of his mother Phyllis
An undated handout photo of Phyllis Dunleavy whose body was discovered in a shallow grave in a city nature reserve last month. Photograph: PA
The facial reconstruction of the woman was produced by experts at University of Dundee using CT scans of the woman’s skull.
The son of a woman whose body was discovered in a shallow grave in a nature reserve has been charged in connection with her murder.
James Dunleavy (39) appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court today. He was remanded in custody and is due to appear again on July 17th.
The identification followed a major appeal which spanned the globe.
Mrs Dunleavy’s remains gave detectives few clues but they circulated photographs of the distinctive rings she wore and published details of her dental work in dentist trade magazines in an attempt to solve the mystery.
The investigation team received more than 30 calls from members of the public as far away as Israel after releasing a facial reconstruction image.
The picture was produced by experts at Dundee University using CT scans of the woman’s skull.
A family member in Ireland saw the image and contacted police.
Police said on Friday that they had identified the body, before naming Mrs Dunleavy.