Police have launched a murder inquiry after a 54-year-old woman was found dead in her own home.
Margaret Robertson, known as Meg, died following what officers described as a “violent attack” within the Promenade Court high-rise on Regent Walk, Aberdeen.
She was discovered there at around 1.20pm on Friday.
Officers say the person, or people, responsible may have been wearing blood-stained clothing following the attack.
They are appealing for anyone to come forward who has information about the perpetrator or about Ms Robertson’s movements earlier in the week.
Detective Inspector Gary Winter, from the Police Scotland major investigation team, said: “We are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding Margaret’s violent death.
“I am particularly anxious to speak with anyone who has any knowledge of Margaret’s movements between 9.00am on Tuesday, September 24 and when she was found within her home address at 1.20pm on Friday.
“Given the nature of the attack the person or people responsible may have blood staining on their clothing.
“If you have any information about who was responsible for attacking Margaret, please get in touch with police as a matter of urgency.”
Local Area Commander, Chief Inspector David Howieson, said: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Margaret Robertson at this tragic time.
“I understand that a violent crime of this nature may cause concern to the local community, however I would like to reassure them that extensive inquiries are being carried out by a large number of local, national and specialist officers.
“We will also have an increased visible police presence in the area for the foreseeable future.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact officers on 101, quoting incident 1735 of September 27.