The families of a man and a woman who were murdered in Aberdeen today spoke of their devastation at their loss.
Tracy Gabriel, 40, and Keith Taylor, 43, were found dead in a 12th floor flat in Tillydrone’s Donside Court on Tuesday night.
Police are treating it as a double murder.
A second man, named locally as Hugh Gallacher, is believed to have jumped off the balcony.
Today Tracy’s family today said she will be “sadly missed”.
In a statement, they said: “Tracy was a much loved daughter, sister, mother, aunt and cousin.
“Born in Aberdeen, Tracy spent most of her younger years in the Alford and Huntly areas.
“She then moved to Aberdeen whilst in her twenties and latterly lived in the Tillydrone area.
“She was well known in the community and well liked by her friends and family.
“She will be sadly missed.”
Keith’s family described him as someone who was always happy.
In a statement, they added: “Keith was a happy go lucky lad. He had a great sense of humour and was always laughing and joking.
“His Dad taught him to scuba dive and they enjoyed many diving trips in and around the Moray coast.
“Keith met his wife when he worked in Holland in the oil and gas sector. They then moved to Aberdeen and got married in 2013.
“He was a loving husband and was devoted to his Mum and Dad plus his older brother.
“We would ask that we are left in private as we try to come to terms with our sad loss.”
A report has been submitted to the Procurator Fiscal in relation to all three deaths.