Family of murdered north-east man Brian McKandie made a heartfelt appeal for information about his death after his funeral today.
Brian McKandie, 67, was found dead after he was attacked by a heavy weapon in his remote bungalow at Badenscoth, near Rothienorman, two weeks ago.
The brief, private, service was held at Auchterless Church, to mark the life of Mr McKandie.
Following the service, his bother William, said: “It has been a month since Brian died and we would like to again appeal to anyone who may have information that could assist police to get in touch.
“We would urge anyone who thinks they may be able to help even if they think the information is irrelevant to contact police and let them decide.
“Brian was a private, gentle man and we cannot understand why this would have happened to him.
“He was a genial man and was well liked in the local community. He had lived at his home in Badenscoth most of his life and was known for his passion which was fixing cars. He helped a great deal of folk and his death has come as a shock to us all.
“Somebody somewhere must know what happened to Brian and we would ask them to look to their conscience and call the police. We have lost our brother and we just want to know what happened and why.”
Detective Chief Inspector Iain Smith said: “Our thoughts are with the family today as they hold a service to mark Mr McKandie’s life.
“We would again urge anyone with knowledge or information that could assist us with our enquiries to get in touch on 101.
“Mr McKandie worked as a mechanic from his home and knew a lot of people in the local community. I would directly appeal to any of his friends or associates who may have noticed something concerning Mr McKandie in the days leading up to his death, to come forward. If there is anything at all, even if it seems insignificant it could assist us so please get in touch and let us make that decision.”