Submitted by Editor on Wed, 12/12/2018 - 15:14

Edinburgh Police today named the girl whose body was found on Calton Hill on 8 December. 

Fifteen-year-old Mhari O’Neill’s death is currently unexplained, and Police are asking for the public’s help. 

The Willowbrae teenager was reported missing in the early hours of Saturday, and a member of the public later found her body at 6.30am. 

Detective Inspector Susan Balfour from the Major Investigation Team said: ‘Our deepest sympathies are with Mhari’s family and friends at this time and we are carrying out a thorough investigation to establish the full circumstances surrounding her death.
‘We believe Mhari met a friend in the city centre, near to Waverley Station, on Friday afternoon before making her way to Calton Hill sometime later.  However, we are keen to hear from anyone who believes they may have seen her throughout the evening or early morning of Saturday, so we have a clearer picture of all her movements.
‘Mhari’s death is currently unexplained and her movements for a number of hours prior to her body being found are unaccounted for. 
‘We are committed to providing Mhari’s family with as much information in relation to her death as possible and anyone who can assist with our ongoing inquiry is urged to come forward.
‘Naturally, we are working closely with partners in Education to help support any young people who may have been affected by Mhari’s death.’

Anyone with information should call the Major Investigation Team on 101, quoting incident number 900 on 8 December.