THE family of murdered Suzanne Pilley will make an emotional appeal on Crimewatch tomorrow.

They will join Detective Superintendent Stuart Houston on the Crimewatch Roadshow Live to appeal for information to locate the body of Suzanne, who was tragically murdered eight years ago.

The 33-year-old went missing on her way to work in Thistle Street, Edinburgh, on May 4, 2010.

David Gilroy, 55, was found guilty of murdering Pilley, his colleague and former lover, whose body has never been found.

Gilroy was sentenced to life in prison in 2012 but has continued to protest his innocence.

Pilley, who had previously had an affair with married Gilroy, had set off on her usual journey to work in Edinburgh city centre but never arrived.

Gilroy transported Pilley's body in the boot of his car to a secret grave in Argyll and Bute the next day, before driving back to the capital.

There are gaps of several hours in his journey on both legs between Lochgilphead and Inveraray where officers believe he spent time hiding her body.

Her mother Sylvia and sister Gail previously spoke of the effect her murder has had on the family.

Suzanne’s sister Gail described not knowing where her body is as "unbearable".

She said: "Every time she’s mentioned, you struggle with the fact she’s not been found.

"It’s hard to think about her because we just don’t know where she is and that’s the first thought that comes into your head when she’s mentioned is just, where are you?

"So it’s just extremely difficult to not know where she is and to not have laid her to rest.

"She wasn’t treated with any dignity in her death, she was discarded and we just do not know where she is.

"And that is just sometimes unbearable but we have to move forward and I would love to be able to just give her that funeral, that dignity that every person deserves but unfortunately we can’t do that."

Suzanne’s mother Sylvia said: "I feel, and my husband feels that it’s as if she didn’t matter and she’s gone and we can’t do anything about it.

"So we have to rely on the public if they’re out and about in that area, maybe dog walkers, and we’ve been fortunate with the forestry workers who’ve been very good.

"Any position that looks as if it’s been disturbed they notify the police, and we’re very grateful for that because we hope that one day she will be found."

DS Houston continues to lead the inquiry to find Suzanne and he will make the appeal tomorrow on BBC1 at 11am.

Anyone with information can call 101 quoting Operation Mica.