Public plea after unexplained death of man in flat

The body of Stephen Rintoul, 56, was discovered in Kilsyth on Sunday, August 2.

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Detectives are investigating the “unexplained” death of a man following suspicions arising from a post-mortem examination.

Officers were called to a flat in Manse Road, Kilsyth, on Sunday, August 2 following reports that a man had been found dead.

The body of 56-year-old Stephen Rintoul was discovered inside the North Lanarkshire property.

As a result of the post-mortem carried out on Monday, detectives are conducting further enquiries into Mr Rintoul’s movements from Saturday, July 25.

The last confirmed contact with Mr Rintoul was the afternoon of Saturday, August 1.

His family have been made aware.

Detective chief inspector Kevin Houliston said: “At this time, we are treating Stephen’s death as unexplained. 

“Findings from the post-mortem merit further enquiry and we need to piece together Stephen’s movements from July 25.

“I am asking people to think back over the last few days and consider if they saw Stephen. Did you see him socialise with anyone, do you know where he was, who did he meet and who did he speak to?  

“This information will assist us in piecing everything together and establishing the circumstances of Stephen’s death. 

“Stephen’s family is understandably very upset and trying to come to terms with what has happened.  We are keeping them fully informed of any developments.”

If you have any information, call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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