A MOTHER has paid tribute to her "diamond son" Redmond Taylor after a body was found three months after a police search for him.

Mr Taylor, 26, had not been seen since February 12 when he left Forth Valley Royal Hospital at around 12.30pm.

Police said he was last pictured on CCTV walking north on Stirling Road/A9 in the Torwood area an hour later.

Officers searching for the missing man found a body in the Torwood Castle area of Larbert shortly before midday on Friday May 24.

The death is currently being treated as unexplained.

His mother Sandie Miller paid tribute to her son, and to all those who help tried to find him throughout "this sad, difficult time".

She said: "Mum loves you more than all the stars in the sky. RIP my baby son xx.
"Shine on you crazy diamond, shine on bright my Redders Tedders."

She said she had been receiving support from Allan Bryant Snr - the father of Allan Bryant who has been missing since November 2013.

She added: I will be able to see his wee beautiful face and hold his hand for one last time. Sadly miss you son shine on my diamond. Love you forever my beautiful baby."

Hundreds more paid their respects after Ms Taylor made the online announcement, including posting pictures of flowers and candles.

Formal identification has yet to take place, however police said Mr Taylor's family have been informed and will be kept fully updated.

A police spokesman said: "Officers would like to thank the public for their ongoing support and the assistance provided throughout the inquiry so far.

"The death is currently being treated as unexplained and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal."