A woman who was found dead in an Aberdeen flat died from suffocation.
A murder investigation was launched by police after 37-year-old Jessica McGraa’s body was found at a flat in the city’s Union Terrace on February 12.
According to Mrs McGraa’s death certificate there was only one primary cause of death and it was listed as asphyxiation.
The certificate also recorded her time of death as 1.14pm on the day her body was discovered.
Detectives viewed CCTV footage from across the city in a bid to catch her alleged killer.
Officers also stood guard outside the Union Terrace property while forensic officers searched the apartment for evidence.
A large investigation team was also set up to consult with organisations up and down the country who support those involved in the sex trade to keep them safe.
Neighbours said that Mrs McGraa had only moved into the serviced apartment, which is between the TSB bank and Caledonian Hotel, three days before her death.
Bala Chinda, 25, was later arrested and charged with her murder.
He also faced a charge of theft.
Chinda made no plea, was remanded in custody and is due to appear in court again later this year.