Police want to trace the final movements of a man who was found dead next to a river in Moray.
Ricky O’Connell, who lived in Inverness, was yesterday identified as the person discovered near Keith last week.
Officers have stressed the death continues to be treated as “unexplained” but are now searching for clues as to how he ended up there.
The body of the 28-year-old was found next to the River Isla, about a mile south of the town, at the foot of an embankment on Wednesday evening.
Extensive searches were launched in the area by specialist officers while CCTV footage from pubs was examined to try and identify him.
Now police have released a photograph of Mr O’Connell, who was originally from Ireland, in an attempt to build a picture of the final month of his life.
Detective Chief Inspector Matt Mackay said Mr O’Connell may have recently been staying in the Keith area and may have been seen in the town by shoppers or visitors to local bars.
He said: “We have issued a photo of Ricky and ask that anyone who may have seen him or spoken to him in Keith or surrounding areas in the last month contact us.
“Ricky spoke with an Irish accent and it is believed that he had been staying in the Keith area and could well have been seen by members of the public going around the town.
“The death continues to be treated as unexplained and there are no apparent suspicious circumstances.
“We are in contact with his next of kin and his family are aware of police inquiries.”
Officers searched the river and the bank in the days following the discovery in an attempt to find evidence connected to the death.
Anyone with information about the incident should contact police by phoning 101.