The firm which owns the Aberdeen Indoor Market building has promised a “full inquiry” into the circumstances surrounding the death of a north-east pensioner.
Frank Finnie’s body was found there on Saturday, two days after he fell through a fire exit into an unused part of the property.
It is understood the 80-year-old suffered a serious head injury during the incident, which had been captured on CCTV at the time but not seen until the weekend when the tapes were reviewed by detectives.
Mr Finnie, who had dementia, was reported missing from his home in Sheddocksley on Thursday afternoon, prompting a large search response from his family, friends and the police.
His son Keith has now demanded answers as to why the fire door did not have an alarm, which would have alerted staff members and stall holders.
The market hall, on the city’s Market Street, is run by Groupe Geraud, which leases the space from property investment firm Rockspring.
Last night a spokeswoman for Rockspring confirmed that an investigation into what happened will be carried out.
She said: “The indoor market is let to a market operator and not under our direct management control.
“This is a tragic incident and we will be running a full inquiry into how this event happened and what measures Groupe Geraud have in place.
“Our condolences go out to all friends and family of Mr Frank Finnie.”
A Groupe Geraud spokeswoman said only: “We have no comment to make at this point.”