A murder investigation has been launched after the body of a man was found in Aberdeen.
Police found James Chadwick, 37, at an address in Holland Street at around 4.15pm on Wednesday (September 9).
Following the results of a post mortem examination, the death is now being treated as murder.
Relatives have been made aware.
Officers have been carrying out door-to-door enquiries and gathering CCTV images from the area in an effort to establish the exact circumstances.
A resident of Aberdeen, Mr Chadwick was last seen on Monday, August 31.
Officers are appealing for anyone who may have seen him since to contact them “as a matter of urgency”.
A police spokesperson said: “Around 4:15pm on Wednesday 9 September, police received a report of concern for a man in the Holland Street area.
“Officers attended the address and found the deceased, who had succumbed to unexplained injuries.”
Detective Chief Inspector Iain Smith, from Police Scotland’s Major Investigation Team, said: “This investigation is at an early stage and it is important we establish what has happened which led to James Chadwick losing his life.”
Anyone with information is urged to contact Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if you wish to remain anonymous.