Discussion in 'Located Persons Discussion' started by JerseyGirl, Nov 19, 2018.
I was really hoping he’d be okay. RIP Liam.
Oh my .... just got in , what a **** week on here for the UK , sleep well young man
Looks like he might have actually stayed on the bus to banchory and the crathes sighting was wrong, or he got back on a bus after spending time there for a few hours. Very sad
We'll probably never know for sure where he got off. He may have got off in Crathes amd walked. to those woods.
My sister was found in similar circumstances (Susan Reid, Tayport) I’m glad the family may get closure. Her cert stated ‘inconclusive’. After all this time they will never find a COD unless the poor soul was found hanged
This hurts so bad. My heart feels shattered at this news.
Rest in Peace, dear Liam.
I am deeply sorry for your tremendous loss.
Thank you. I’m sure people will understand that it is actually a relief when remains are found. The Smith family have been in my thoughts. Very close to home, literally. I now follow missing people
Scottish person huggs!. I so remember trying to find out what happened to your sister.xx was finlaggan then had to change name as computer died then would not recognise me .So sad she was found near the ice house i believe.xxx.I hope Susan got to see the sunset or sunrise. A picture that was put up by family xxx
Scottish person as a child i lived in Tayport. X
Sleep tight Liam xx
My apologies for my ignorance but who are Steven and Sophia who are alluded to? I know obviously about Liam and Libby Squires and Alesha McPhai but I don’t know who the aforementioned are ? Can you elaborate pls? Many thanks
Sophia Airey sadly after days was found near the forth bridges RIP Sophia x. Steven Donaldson was murdered in Kirriemuir trial begins 1st April RIP Steven x
It's news I expected at some point but that doesn't take away how horribly sad it is. RIP Liam.
In most cases such as this we never hear more unless the family speak about it, which is a shame as there is mitigating factors whenever someone chooses to end their lives. They are legally bound to do a FAI (fatal accident inquiry) for all deaths that were intentional but only if they were in custody / prison at the time.
The procurator fiscal however will sometimes put forward a FAI for circumstances that indicate suicide if it’s in the public interest.
This case has been at the heart of many all over the world so I’d like to think of anything a brief one may be published, if anything to bring awareness and highlight mental health issues in adolescents.
I haven’t seen anything confirming it was Liam yet, however for them to approach the family there must be indicators to suggest so (perhaps his backpack nearby etc)
My thoughts are with his loved ones & friends & the poor soul that came upon him, I do hope counselling & the like is available to them if they need it.
Why is it a shame? The general public are not entitled to know anything more than he was found. His family are going through a horrific time right now and people demanding all the details of the case is deeply insensitive imo.
If the family want to discuss what police believe happened that's fine but they absolutely should not be pressured by the public to give any further details.
I've followed this case from the beginning, something about Liam really touched me. The footage of him walking through the doors of the Union Square shopping centre had a melancholy feeling about it, the way he looks behind him when he goes through the door, the Christmas market in the background and the busy shopping centre bustling with people yet here was Liam setting off to find the solitude of the woods for reasons of his own - so very sad.
Thoughts and prayers with Liam's family and friends at this extremely upsetting time.
No one is suggesting they have to give any details? Or feel pressured into anything however no information or details from the family were ever forthcoming and the general public did all they could by bringing awareness to his dissapearence, social media, posters etc but any questions from the public were deleted and blocked - so no they aren’t entitled to know anything however if for example he was being bullied I don’t see how highlighting that aspect as a contributing factor is detrimental to anyone? It raises awareness and could prevent similar happening in future.
It’s all conjecture because it’s not been confirmed as of yet.
A body has been found in woods during the search for missing 16-year-old Liam Smith. Police remain at the scene which has been cordoned off.
Liam Smith: Four-month search for answers ends in body find
Andy McLaren on Twitter
(Video at link)