Human remains identified as those of missing teenager

Duncan Sim
Duncan Sim

Human remains found in St Andrews have now been formally identified as that of Duncan Sim.

The 19-year-old from Duns, who played cricket for Tillside, was last seen on March 14. He failed to return to his accommodation and was reported missing the following day, and a major missing person investigation was launched.

A member of the public reported the discovery of partial remains in the water in the West Sands beach area on June 3.

The death is currently being treated as unexplained but not suspicious, and a report has been submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

In a statement released through Police Scotland, Duncan’s family said: “We are heartbroken by the loss of Duncan, our much-loved son, brother, uncle and friend.

“We are very grateful for all the support that we have received.”

Tillside Cricket Club said: “Everyone at Tillside CC is saddened to hear the tragic news of the passing of Duncan Sim. Duncan was an outstanding player for the club and our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.

“Duncan will forever be part of our club and cricketing family.”