A DUNDEE man who murdered his wife and hid her body under their bed for a week has been found dead in his home.
Mark Wilson, 48, strangled wife Kate in 2002, serving 12 years of a life sentence before his release in 2014.
He was found dead at his home in the city’s Peddie Street.
Police were called to the scene but said there were no suspicious circumstances.
A report was sent to the procurator fiscal, and a spokesman for the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal service said: “The procurator fiscal has received a report in connection with the death of a 48-year-old man in Dundee on Tuesday.
“An investigation into the death, under the direction of the Scottish Fatalities Investigation Unit, is ongoing.”
One neighbour, who lives in the same close, said: “I heard a lot of banging, and there was a lot of police coming up and down the stairs — that was about 6pm.
“Later on, I looked outside and saw a body being taken on a stretcher. That must have been about 11pm.
“I saw the guy in passing but never knew him.”
Another neighbour described Wilson as “quiet” and “friendly”.
During his trial in 2002,Wilson had denied murdering wife Kate, 47 — telling family members she had gone on holiday to Spain when she was, in fact, lying dead underneath the double bed the couple shared in their home on Westport. After being reported missing by concerned relatives, a police search team went to the house and found the bedroom window open and noticed “a pungent smell”.
When the mattress on the bed was drawn back, they found Mrs Wilson’s body bundled up in a blanket and polythene sheeting.
Wilson was arrested hours later after a random check at Stranraer ferry terminal. He had a one-way ticket to Belfast.
Following his arrest, he told police that she was strangled with a tie.
He was convicted of murder at the High Court in Edinburgh on a majority verdict in August 2002.
He was ordered to serve a minimum of 12 years in jail before being considered for parole, and he was released on life licence in September 2014.
A family member was too upset to comment when approached by the Tele.