The family of a murder victim today said the loss of James Chadwick had come as a “great shock.”
Mr Chadwick, 37, was found at a property in Aberdeen’s Holland Street with a number of unexplained injuries.
A statement released by his family today said: “The death of James has come as a great shock to our family and everyone who knew him.
“He was a popular guy and would have been well known around Aberdeen city centre.
“I would urge anyone who has any information or saw him recently to contact police.
“We would like to thank everyone for their kind messages and we would now ask that we are left alone to grieve in peace.”
Detectives investigating the murder have appealed directly to anyone who may have seen anything unusual around James’ home in Holland Street in Aberdeen between Monday, August 31 and Tuesday, September 1, to contact them.
Officers are reviewing CCTV images from the area as part on the investigation.
Police received a report of concern for a man in the Holland Street area around 4:15pm last Wednesday.
Officers attended the address and found Mr Chadwick, who had succumbed to unexplained injuries.
Following the results of a post mortem examination, the death is being treated as murder.
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101.