Man Arrested After Remains Of Karen Buckley Found
Police have arrested a man in Glasgow after the remains of Karen Buckley, a college student missing since Saturday, was found in a park. The man was identified as 21-year-old Alexander Pacteau.
The search was on from the time a complaint was logged, and after rigorous searching, the remains were found. Though it is not yet identified, police believe the remains belong to the victim. The student was reportedly last seen in a flat in Anniesland area. Her handbag was discovered Tuesday at Dawsholm Park, near the flat.
Buckley went missing from a night club early Sunday morning. Alexander was the man identified as the person who picked her up.
Buckley, 24, told her friends she was going to the washroom and never returned. Finding her remains in the park has somehow concluded the search.
According to Pacteau, he drove Buckley to his flat in Dorchester Avenue, where they had sex. She stayed with him until 4 a.m., then left to walk back to her home in Garnethill. However, friends said they had not seen Karen leaving the club, and they could not reach her on mobile.
Police has closed off the park entrance, with forensic studies of the places near Alexander’s flat being conducted, evidences being collected.
Karen, a nurse, was based in Cork, Ireland. She was getting her masters degree in occupational therapy at Glasgow Caledonian University. He parents, John and Marian, arrived to Glasgow to help with the search.