A homicide investigation has been launched after a “doting” father was discovered lifeless in Inverness.
Ross MacGillivray was found simply after midnight on Sunday in a house within the Scottish Highlands metropolis.
The 36-year-old was described as a “doting father and loving husband” – as police issued an enchantment for witnesses who might have seen two males leaving the scene.
The males have been seen getting into the property within the St Ninian Drive space at round 10.20pm on Saturday.
Officers have been on the scene at 12.10am – minutes after the pair are believed to have left – however couldn’t save Mr MacGillivray.
Paying tribute to Mr MacGillivray, his household stated: “Ross was a loving husband, a doting father, loved by his family and friends and all who met him. He will be especially missed but definitely not forgotten.
“We love you to the moon, the celebrities, Jupiter and Mars.”
Police imagine the 2 males they need to hint might have been accompanied by a girl.
The first man is described as black, round 6ft tall, of slim construct, with quick black hair and stubble, sporting a blue puffer jacket, black tracksuit bottoms and chunky white trainers.
The second man is described as white, round 5ft 8in tall, of slim construct, with brown hair, which was shaved on the sides and longer on high.
He was sporting a black waterproof jacket, gray and black trousers and black trainers.
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Detective Inspector Richard Baird, from Police Scotland’s main investigation workforce, stated it was “imperative” officers discover out “exactly what happened to Ross”.
“I would urge anyone who was in the area at the time and saw anything they believe may assist our investigation to get in touch,” he stated.
“If you have dash cam footage, private CCTV or doorbell footage, please bring it to our attention.”