DAVID Gilroy has been handed a life sentence for the murder of Suzanne Pilley.
Gilroy was sentenced today at the High Court in Edinburgh, with a recommendation that he serve a minimum of 18 years.
Suzanne’s family welcomed the sentence but said they still wanted to know where her body lies.
Suzanne was last seen on CCTV on a bus as she made her way to work
In a statement they said: “We are relieved that the legal process has concluded, and it gives us comfort to know justice has been done for Suzanne.
“As a family we will continue to try to move on, but we will never be able to rest completely until we know where our daughter is.
“Suzanne is sorely missed by everyone who knew her, and we would like to say once again how grateful we are for all the support we’ve had from her friends and colleagues in the past two years.”
David Gilroy, 38, has never said where Ms Pilley’s body lies
Commenting on the sentence, Detective Superintendent Gary Flannigan of Lothian and Borders Police said: “I note today’s sentence, but once again our thoughts are very much with Suzanne’s family for whom the ordeal continues.
“Only one person actually knows where Suzanne is, and can bring an end to the uncertainty for all her family and friends.
“Once again, I reiterate that Lothian and Borders Police remain committed to pursuing any new information which comes to light that could help recover Suzanne.”