Body of missing St Andrews man found

Jesse Porterfield, St Andrews.
Jesse Porterfield, St Andrews.

Police have confirmed that a body thought to that of missing St Andrews man Jesse Porterfield has been found at Inverary in Argyll.

64-year-old Mr Porterfield, who is originally from the United States, was reported missing from his home in St Andrews around 12.45 p.m. on Friday (August 16).

Members of the public discovered the body at the bottom of the Bell Tower in Inverary at around 3.45 p.m. yesterday (Monday, August 19).

A Police Scotland spokesman said the man has not been formally identified but Mr Porterfield’s family have been updated as to this development.

Enquiries into the circumstances surrounding this death are ongoing and a report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal in due course.