Funeral date set for tragic Aidan
THE heartbroken mother of a Northeast teenager found dead on a riverbank will hold his funeral next week.
Aileen McPherson wants to celebrate the life of her 19-year-old son Aidan, pictured, who disappeared three months ago.
An extensive hunt for the Elgin teenager was launched after he went missing shortly before midnight on Hogmanay.
Police officers found Aidan’s body on the east bank of the River Lossie on Sunday after being contacted by a member of the public.
Mrs McPherson, 59, has spent the past three months hoping her youngest son would come home.
Despite her anguish at news of her son’s death, she said it had brought them closure after three agonising months.
The service will be held at Smith and Catto’s funeral home at Linkwood Road in Elgin at 1.30pm on Monday.
Aidan will be buried in New Elgin Cemetery in the same plot as his father, Stewart.