Police have discovered two bodies in a Dundee home following a two-week investigation.
Officers searching for missing mum Bennylyn Burke, 25, and daughter Jellica, two, made the discovery at a property on Troon Avenue, Ardler.
No formal identification has taken place, however Ms Burke’s family has been informed.
The pair were reported missing from Kingswood, South Gloucestershire, on Monday, March 1.
They were last seen at Ms Burke’s home on February 17.
Tayside Police Division’s probe into the pair’s disappearance started on Friday, March 5 at about 3.20pm when they were called to Troon Avenue.
On Thursday, the force said they found two bodies “concealed” within a house on Troon Avenue following an “extensive” investigation by detectives and forensic teams.
The cause of the deaths is yet to be established.
Heavy police presence to remain in Ardler
There has been increased police activity in the street all afte noon, with forensics and CID officers on the scene for much of the day.
The street was further cordoned off at one end prior to an ambulance arriving.
Detective Superintendent Graeme Mackie, of the force’s Major Investigation Team, said: “This is a significant development in what has been a particularly challenging inquiry for everyone involved.
“Bennylyn’s family have been informed of this development and we will continue to support them at this difficult time as our investigation continues.
“The thoughts of everyone involved in this investigation are with them at this time.
“I would like to thank the local community for their co-operation with what is a large and complex police operation involving many specialist resources from across Police Scotland.
“There will continue to be a significant police presence in the area for some time and I would ask anyone with information to please come forward and speak to us.”
Residents have been signing in and out of their street on and off for the past two weeks.
Police have been stationed in and around Troon Avenue conducting investigations, leading up to the discovery on Thursday.
Those living in the area expressed their shock at today’s news.
One neighbour said: “There has been a lot of activity today.”
One woman said: “I have just seen the Police Scotland statement that the bodies of have just been removed from the house.
“This is devastating. It is a very black day for Dundee.”
Another eye-witness said: “It’s just horrific. This is a dreadful tragedy for everyone concerned and my heart goes out to that young woman’s family.”
Tributes were also paid on social media following the news.
One woman said: “Absolutely no words. My heartbreaks for their family, may they be able to laid to rest.”
Another man added: “Absolutely heartbreaking to read this news.”