Emma Faulds Missing – Found Dead
A man accused of Murdering Emma Faulds told the police he did not search for her after she was missing.
Ross Willox said he left Ms Fauld’s Kilmarnock home on the morning of 29 April 2019. She was reported missing the next day. He claimed he only knew of any concern when Ms Fauld’s sister called him.
The 41 year-old denies murdering Ms Faulds at his home in Monkton, South Ayrshire, on 28 April 2019. Her remains were found in Glentrool Forest, Dumfriesshire on 12 June.
Jurors at the High Court in Glasgow were played Mr Willox’ police interview, which took place on 9 May 2019. The trial heard claims Ms Faulds had gone to Willox’s home on the night of the alleged killing.
They were then said to have later gone back to her house as she had wanted to “continue partying”, but Mr Willox eventually left the next morning. He told police he then went to bed and time became “non-existent”.
The court heard Emma Faulds was reported missing on 30 April by her parents. During his interview, Det Insp Stephen Tennant asked Mr Willox when he first learned of any concern about his friend.
He replied: “Her sister Sarah contacted me and asked had I seen or was Emma still with me. I said no. “She told me her phone was not on. I tried, but it went straight to answer machine.
“Sarah said she was worried and that she had not heard from her.” Willox added he “did not know anything” to tell Emma’s sister about where she may be. The court heard how news soon spread of Emma’s disappearance and the hunt to find her.
The detective said: “Was Emma lying dead or injured in your house when your mum was there?” He again denied the accusation.
He was further quizzed on the purchase of four bottles of Domestos bleach and rubber gloves from a Poundstretcher store after the alleged killing. He replied: “That is to clean my decking.”