Beach vigil for mum found at Lothians beauty spot

Michelle Rose's family and friends will light candles for her at Musselburgh. Picture: Contributed

Michelle Rose's family and friends will light candles for her at Musselburgh. Picture: Contributed

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A CANDLELIT vigil is to be held in memory of a mother whose body was found at a Lothians beauty spot.

The body of Michelle Rose, 34, was discovered by a passer-by in the water near to Craigielaw Point, Aberlady beach, on Tuesday afternoon. Police are investigating the cause of her death but it is not thought to have been suspicious.

A gathering of her family and friends is set to light candles in her memory at Musselburgh beach next week.

Tributes flooded in to Facebook following the shock news of her death.

On Wednesday morning, her brother, Sam Innes, said: “Just found out my sister Michelle has died this morning!

“Body’s numb, and all these questions and emotions are running through my mind. RIP hun, lots of love! I’ll see you again someday, sleep tight.”

The announcement was followed by dozens of messages from people offering their condolences.

Clare Rose wrote: “RIP to my cousin Michelle Rose. You were loved millions gonna miss you so much, can’t believe this. Love you so so much.

“You were one in a million.”

The former Musselburgh Grammar Pupil had been living in Haddington.

She had previously stayed in the Capital’s Moredun area and was understood to be engaged.

Jan Wilson, chair of Haddington Community Council, described the news as a tragedy. She said: “I didn’t know her personally but it’s very sad for someone to die at such a young age.

“Our thoughts go out to her family.”

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “Inquiries into the circumstances surrounding her death are ongoing.”

It is the second time in a year that a body has been discovered at a beach in the area.

A middle-aged man was found in a remote spot between Gullane Point and Aberlady Bay in October 2012.

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