Police have confirmed the death of a man in a Kirkcaldy home is being treated as murder.
Officers were called to a property in Alison Street at around 10am on Tuesday, where the body of a 45-year-old was discovered inside.
The man has been identified as Kevin Byrne, known locally as Kevin Forrester. It is understood Mr Byrne’s family and friends have been made aware.
Following a post-mortem on Thursday, Police Scotland confirmed his death is now being treated as suspicious and urged members of the public to come forward if they have any information which could help with inquiries.
Police are particularly interested in tracking Mr Byrne’s movements during a time period from the morning of February 3 to the immediate hours before his body was discovered.
Investigators said Mr Byrne would have been “distinctive” because he had an amputated leg and often walked using crutches.
Officers have maintained a presence at the home since the grim find on Tuesday morning and local reports suggested forensic officers have also visited the scene.
Detective Inspector Carol Craig, from Police Scotland’s Major Investigation Team, confirmed officers will continue to carry out patrols in the area while investigations continue.
She said: “Our thoughts are with the friends and family of Mr Byrne at this difficult time and our officers will continue to provide them with specialist support.
“We’re appealing for anyone who may have seen Kevin between 9.30am on Sunday, February 3, and 10am on Tuesday, February 5.
“Kevin would’ve been distinctive to anyone who saw him because he had an amputated left leg and used crutches.
“Officers will be carrying out additional patrols in the local area to offer reassurance to the community and anyone with concerns or questions should speak with them.”
Those with information are asked to contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident reference number 0915, or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.