Last seen on May 4 this year just outside her office building in Thistle Street, Edinburgh, police had originally launched a missing persons appeal for the 38-year old Suzanne Pilley.
The case quickly progressed and police had reason to believe that Suzanne had been murdered on May 4 at her office building, her body being disposed of the following day in the Argyll forest. They launched a murder investigation.
With no body yet being found, Lothian and Borders police tonight formally arrested and charged her colleague and ex-lover, David Gilroy, in connection with her disappearance and on suspicion of her murder.
Gilroy, 47-years old, has previously helped police with the inquiries on a voluntary basis. He spent several hours talking with police on May 21 this year.
took a new turn today when Gilroy went to St Leonards police stations to assist police with their continued inquiries. He was questioned by police earlier today and formally charged this evening.
A Lothian and Borders police spokesperson said, "A man has been charged in connection with the suspected murder of Suzanne Pilley. The 47-year-old is due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on June 24."