The discovery of a body was the desperately sad news that we all woke up to this morning. I was out with the hundreds of volunteers searching in Edinburgh yesterday and everyone was hoping that this would end with Mikaeel being found safe and well.
Many were still out searching in the early hours of this morning when police confirmed that body had been found in Kirkcaldy.
For people who knew Mikaeel, the news has come as a shock. They were following those searches in Edinburgh very closely, so to learn that his body was found beyond the Kular family home has been deeply upsetting.
Tonight police are questioning his mother Rosdeep Kular, and they have until tonight - or tomorrow at the latest - to release or charge her in connection with his death. Tonight, everybody is looking to answer why this little boy had to die.
A timeline of events surrounding the disappearance of three-year-old Mikaeel Kular.
What tools and techniques will police be deploying in their effort to reunite Edinburgh toddler Mikaeel Kular with his family?
Hundreds of people have gathered to join the search for a missing three-year-old boy who was last seen on Wednesday night.