Woman could have lay dead in car parked next to Dundee playpark all day

Police at the scene in Pitairlie Road.

A woman found dead in a vehicle outside a Dundee park may have been lying inside it all day.

Police were called to Pitairlie Road just before 5pm on Tuesday.

The car — a black Vauxhall Corsa — was parked near the junction of Pitairlie Road and Valgreen Court opposite Mid Craigie Park.

It is understood the 59-year-old woman may have been lying dead in the vehicle all day, with one resident having seen the car in the morning.

Police said her death was not being treated as suspicious.

Residents reported seeing a significant police presence in the area.

One resident, who asked not to be named, said: “When I saw the police presence and the paramedics on the scene, my assumption was that a car had gone into the back of a parked vehicle.


Police beside the covered Corsa, where the woman’s body was found.

“Although there was no sound of a collision, the windscreen of the parked car was covered so I assumed it had been smashed.

“The paramedics took a female into the back of the vehicle. Another vehicle had pulled up on the street and I saw someone running towards the parked car.”

Another resident said she had heard a woman had died at the wheel.

She said: “There were police and ambulance vehicles positioned around the car when I arrived home.”

Another resident added: “I had spotted the vehicle there in the morning, with it being parked close to the junction.”

A spokesman for Police Scotland said: “We can confirm Police Scotland attended in Pitairlie Road, Dundee, following the sudden death of a 59-year-old woman.

“There are no suspicious circumstances and a report will be sent to the procurator fiscal.”

A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We received a call at 4.40pm on Tuesday to attend an incident on Pitairlie Road.

“We dispatched one ambulance and a paramedic response unit. The first unit arrived on scene within two minutes.”