A Scottish man who was wanted over the murder of his mum 19 years ago has been found dead in Spain, his solicitor said.
Sean Flynn was due to stand trial at the High Court in Livingston, Scotland, accused of murdering his mother Louise Tiffney but failed to appear.
A warrant for his arrest was issued on Tuesday, a court official confirmed.
However, today police said the 38-year-old was found dead in Spain after taking his own life.
In a statement, his solicitor Aamer Anwar said: "I can confirm that this morning we were advised that Sean Flynn, aged 37, who failed to appear for trial for the murder of his mother, Louise Tiffney 19 years ago, was according to the police found dead in Spain, after taking his own life."
Louise Tiffney disappeared after leaving her house in Edinburgh in 2002
He added: "Until recently Mr Flynn had resided in Berlin.
"Any loss of life is a tragedy, Sean Flynn's next of kin has been informed and there will be no further comment."
Ms Tiffney, 43, disappeared after leaving her home in Dean Path, Edinburgh, in May 2002.
Her remains were found near a stately home in Longniddry, East Lothian, in April 2017.
Flynn leaving Perth High Court at the age of 21
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It is alleged that Flynn murdered his mother and attempted to defeat the ends of justice by putting her body in the boot of a car, driving to a wooded area, and disposing of it.
Flynn had been due to stand trial accused of murdering his mother and attempting to defeat the ends of justice by putting her body in the boot of a car, driving to a wooded area and disposing of it.
At a previous hearing in January, the QC representing him said Flynn denied the charges.