Detectives have launched a murder inquiry following the death of a man in Perth.
Emergency services were called to a property in Scott Street at around 8.50pm on Monday following a report of concern for a person.
Officers attended and found Ian Menzies, 55, within.
On Wednesday, Police Scotland said they are treating his death as murder and detectives are following a “positive line of enquiry”.
In a statement released through police, Mr Menzies’ family said: “Ian was the best dad, grandad and brother in the world.
“He was caring, respected and loved dearly by friends and family.
“Words cannot express how sorely he will be missed.
“As you can understand, this is a traumatic time for us as a family. Although we appreciate your messages of support, we would like to respectfully request our privacy at this highly sensitive time.”
Detective inspector Gary Winter, of Police Scotland’s Major Investigation Team, said: “My thoughts are with the family and friends of Ian at this extremely difficult time and they are being supported by specialist officers.”
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