Man in court charged with murder after woman found dead in Aberdeen flat

Chloe Miazek

A man has appeared in court charged with murder after a woman was found dead in an Aberdeen flat.

It comes after the body of 20-year-old Chloe Miazek was discovered at a property on Aberdeen’s Rosemount Viaduct early on Friday.

Mark Bruce, 32, appeared in private at Aberdeen Sheriff Court in connection with the matter.

He is facing a charge of murder.

Bruce, whose general address was given as Aberdeen, is also charged with attempting to defeat the ends of justice.

During the hearing he made no plea.

The case against him was committed for further examination and he was remanded in custody.

A Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service spokesman said Bruce was expected to appear in court again next week.

Miss Miazek was found dead at around 7.40am on Friday and an investigation was launched by police.

The family of Miss Miazek, who live in Kemnay, paid tribute to her in the wake of her death.

In a statement they said: “We are absolutely devastated following the death of our beautiful daughter and sister, Chloe.

“She was in the prime of her life and had so much to look forward to and it is difficult for us to comprehend she is not here with us today.

“Chloe was a loving daughter to Bob and Theresa, sister to Nathan and friend to many, including at her work at the Tesco store in Inverurie.”

Police have also urged the public not to make donations to a fundraising campaign which has been set up in the name of the family.

The page – on www.youcaring.com – was not set up by Chloe’s family and Police Scotland advised people that they should not contribute.

Detective Inspector Gary Winter said: “This fundraising page is not connected to relations of Chloe Miazek and has caused unnecessary further distress to a family trying to come to terms with her death.

“We have contacted the website to make them aware of our concerns.”

The page has since been taken down.

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