Body found on beach identified as missing teenager
Ralph Smith is thought to have fallen from Arbroath cliffs while out with his family.
A body found on a beach in Angus has been identified as 18-year-old Ralph Smith.
The teenager is believed to have fallen from Arbroath Cliffs on Saturday, February 25, while out for a walk with his family.
A major search was launched by the emergency services with police officers, dive teams, coastguard, RNLI lifeboats and a helicopter all joining the operation.
On Sunday, March 26, searchers found a body on the beach near Victoria Park.
Police have now confirmed the body is that of Mr Smith.
A report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.
Two of his relatives - David Sorrie and Julie McCash - died at a family vigil for the 18-year-old in Dundee in the early hours of the next day.
Robert Stratton, 42, later appeared in court charged with murdering the pair in Drumlanrig Drive.