The family of a couple found dead in an Aberdeen house have said they are “completely devastated”.
A police cordon remained in place today outside the property on Cornhill Terrace where William, 56, and Karen Flett, 57, were found dead on Wednesday night.
Police were called to the home where the couple lived at around 10.25pm.
In a statement, the family said: “We are completely devastated by our loss and as a family we will help each other through this extremely difficult time.
“We would also like to take this opportunity to thank those who have passed on their wishes and offered their support.
“We would ask that we are left in private to come to terms with what has happened.”
Police said they were not looking for anyone else in relation to the incident and appealed for anyone with information to contact them.
Detective Inspector Allen Shaw said: “I can confirm that both deceased have died as a result of injuries which are consistent with the circumstances in which they were found.
“Inquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances of what occurred at the property but at this stage, police are not seeking anyone else in relation to this incident.
“While we believe this to be a contained incident we are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed anything unusual at the property on Wednesday, July 5, or in the days running up to that date to contact police on 101.”
Floral tributes have been laid on the street outside the home with neighbours paying tribute.
Susan Watt, 54, who has lived in the area since she was eight years old, said of Mrs Flett: “She was very pleasant, very bubbly and was often seen with her grandchildren.
“And you would see the man sometimes outside reading the paper and having a cigarette in the evening before going inside.”
Anyone with information can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.