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Killer led police to dismembered gran's remains in garden

Body parts of Julie Reilly, who was murdered by Andrew Wallace, were found in Govan, Glasgow.

Julie Reilly: She was murdered.
Julie Reilly: She was murdered.

A murderer told police where he buried the body parts of a gran he dismembered.

The remains of Julie Reilly were discovered behind a block of flats on Lorne Street in Govan, Glasgow, on Wednesday.

Andrew Wallace, who murdered the 47-year-old, informed the police where he buried her remains after being jailed for the killing.

Ms Reilly was dismembered at a number of addresses and had her legs cut off with a knife by murderer Andrew Wallace.

Following forensic examinations, police have confirmed the remains belonged to Ms Reilly after the 42-year-old told them where to find them.

Her family have been informed of the results.

Chief inspector Mark Bell said the family of Ms Reilly can now put her to rest, describing the death as "extremely harrowing".

He said: "Today I was able to meet with Julie's family and give them the news they have been hoping for, that they can finally bring her home to be put to rest.

"No family should have to go through what they've been through and they have shown such strength and dignity during this horrendously difficult experience.

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank them for the invaluable assistance they gave to the inquiry team and hope they can now begin to move on with their lives.

'No family should have to go through what they've been through and they have shown such strength and dignity during this horrendously difficult experience.'
Chief inspector Mark Bell

"This also brings to a close what has been an extremely harrowing investigation for the team of specialist detectives involved.

"I would like to commend them for their dedication and meticulous approach which has been critical in bringing the case to this conclusion."

Death: Her remains were put in plastic bags.
Death: Her remains were put in plastic bags. Police Scotland

Murderer Wallace put her remains in plastic bags and suitcases before burying some of them at a property in nearby Drumoyne Drive.

He was jailed for at least 28 years last month for the murdering the gran in her home in Shieldhall Road, Govan, between February 6 and 15 last year.

Ms Reilly's relatives previously begged her convicted killer to reveal where the rest of the gran's remains were hidden.

Speaking outside court, Julie's sister Lynne Bryce said: "Please tell us where Julie is. Let my mum have her wee girl back.

"Let her first grandchild have somewhere to go and grieve for Julie."

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In an interview with STV News, she said Wallace was attempting to remain "in control" by refusing to reveal where he left her remains.

"I don't think he will ever admit where she is - that's his element of control - 'I'll tell them I did it but I won't tell them where she is'," Lynne said.

Following Ms Reilly's murder, Wallace cleaned her bloodstained flat to try and wipe away any evidence.

He then told people she had moved to a new home in Penilee.

The gran, who had recently suffered a brain injury, had been reported missing by worried relatives who had not heard from her for weeks.

She was last seen on CCTV at an Aldi supermarket with Wallace near her home last February.

A murder hunt was launched in April after the discovery of body parts close to Ms Reilly's home.

Following Wallace's conviction last month Police Scotland said they would continue to search for the rest of Ms Reilly's remains.

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