Detectives investigating the murder of a man at his home in Aberdeenshire have appealed for witnesses about two men who may have visited him the day before he was found dead.
The body of Brian McKandie was discovered at Fairview Cottages, Badenscoth, Rothienorman, on Saturday March 12.
Police Scotland said it is thought the 67-year-old had suffered a violent attack.
Officers said inquiries suggest he could have been visited by two men the previous day between about 5pm and 6pm.
“We are appealing for these two men who were seen speaking to Mr McKandie to come forward and speak to us to see if they have information that could assist with our investigation,” Detective Chief Inspector Iain Smith said.
“We don’t have a detailed description of the two men but one is thought to be in his twenties and the other in his thirties or forties.
“Additionally, anyone else who was in the area at the time or has information, no matter how insignificant you think the information could be, is encouraged to come forward.”