The local authority has now revealed a workman had padlocked the door in February following complaints about a broken lock. It is understood the flat was not checked before a decision was made to lock it up.
The body of dad-of-one Michael Noel Stewart lay in the Torry flat for more than two months before being discovered.
An Aberdeen man has been jailed for stealing a golf cart from a garage.
AN elderly woman has died after she fell from a window at an Aberdeen sheltered housing complex.