DETECTIVES investigating the death of a mum in Port Glasgow have charged a man with murdering her.

The body of Karen Young, 47, was discovered within a property at the town’s Kelburn Terrace on June 9 last year.

Accused Weir McKay was yesterday fully committed for trial at Greenock Sheriff Court over mum Karen’s alleged murder.

McKay, 36, made no plea during a private hearing before Sheriff Daniel Kelly and was further remanded in custody.

Another man aged 32 was charged last August with culpable homicide regarding Kilmacolm woman Karen’s death.

Police had still been treating the incident as ‘unexplained’ following a post mortem examination last June.

However, officers now believe that there was foul play following appeals for information in connection with the case.

Karen was last seen by her son at her home address in Kilmacolm around 3.15pm on June 8.

Detective Inspector Grant Macleod from Police Scotland’s Major Investigation Teams said at the time that ‘extensive enquiries’ were being conducted to establish Karen’s movements between when she was last seen by her son and when she was found dead on the afternoon of June 9.

A woman answering to a description of Karen was seen entering a flat at Kelburn Terrace at around 8.30am on June 9.

DI Macleod said at the time: “Members of the local community could prove vital in providing answers for her family.”

Murder accused McKay, of Port Glasgow, has had the case against him committed for further examination.

A date for an appearance at the High Court is yet to be fixed.