Police confirm body found in scrapyard is that of missing teen Libbi

Elizabeth "Libbi" Toledo

Police have confirmed that the body found in Kirkcaldy has been formally identified as Elisabeth Toledo, known as Libbi.

Libbi, 17, was reported missing around 1.45am on Tuesday September 12 when she didn’t return to her accommodation.

The body was discovered by officers searching for the missing teenager within a disused scrapyard at the junction of Denburn Road and Smeaton Road around 2.20pm on Thursday September 21.

Police are continuing to work with the Scottish Fatalities Investigation Unit to fully explore the circumstances of Libbi’s death, which is not being treated as suspicious.

Chief Inspector Adrian Annandale, Local Area Commander for Central Fife, said: “This is a tragic loss of a young life and our heartfelt condolences are with Libbi’s family and friends at this very difficult time.

“I want to take this opportunity to extend my sincere thanks to everyone who supported our investigation by coming forward with possible sightings and sharing our appeals for information.”

Libbi’s mother Judi had previously said she was preparing herself for the “formality” of confirmation that the body found was that of her 17-year-old daughter..

Libbi was last seen on September 11 close to where the body was found, having spent the days leading up to her disappearance with family in Brechin, where her mother lives, before getting on a train back to Fife.

She had been due to return to an assisted living facility in Kirkcaldy where she was supported in dealing with a range of difficulties, including mental health issues and ADHD.

Judi had said: “They are still looking at DNA and I have been advised not to say anything, but I think it will be a formality.

“When confirmation is made I will be issuing a statement to thank all of those who were so caring and helped in so many ways to get word out there that Libbi was missing.”

Judi said on social media she felt “utterly broken”.

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