Couple found three days after they were reported missing in Perthshire, man found dead in a crashed car and the woman is in a critical condition.
Assistant Chief Constable Kate Thomson, Local Policing East, said:
“Police Scotland were called to the M9 southbound near junction 9 at around 9.50am this morning (Weds 8 July) following a report of a one car road traffic collision involving a Renault Clio which had left the road. Officers attended and the male driver of the car was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. The female passenger was conveyed to the Southern General, Glasgow, where she is in a critical condition.
“We believe that this is connected to the ongoing missing persons search for John Yuill (28) and Lamara Bell (25).
“As part of our investigation into this incident, it has come to light that a call was made to police late on Sunday morning regarding a car which was reported as being off the road. For reasons currently being investigated, that report was not followed up at the time. Following a call this morning, officers attended the scene.
“Officers have notified the families of this update. Our thoughts are with both families at this difficult time.