A man has appeared in court accused of the murder of Ean Coutts.
David Barnes made no plea when he appeared from custody at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court on Thursday.
The 31-year-old is alleged to have murdered Mr Coutts, whose body was found in a Glenrothes Industrial estate last September.
In total, Barnes faces 29 charges.
The petition alleged eleven counts of thefts, two by opening a lockfast place, and nine of fraud.
Five attempted frauds and an attempt to open a lockfast place were alleged.
The remaining charges were an attempt to defeat the ends of justice and an attempt to pervert the course of justice.
His case was continued for further examination and Barnes was remanded in custody.
Never reported missing
Mr Coutts remains were found at Whitehill Industrial Estate, Glenrothes, on September 27, 2020.
However the 61-year-old’s identity was not revealed until January, following the release of a facial reconstruction by experts at Liverpool John Moores University.
Mr Coutts lived in Kinglassie for 20 years before his disappearance.
Locals said he had not been seen in the village since 2019, although he was not reported missing.