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Police name couple found dead in Aberdeen house

Karen and William Flett
Image caption The family of Karen and William Flett said they were "devastated"

Police have named a couple whose bodies were found at their home in Aberdeen.

Officers are investigating whether Karen Flett, 57, and her husband William Flett, 56, died at the house in Cornhill Terrace as a result of a murder-suicide.

Detectives were not looking for anyone else in relation to the incident.

A statement from the couple's family said: "We are completely devastated by our loss and will help each other through this extremely difficult time."

They added: "We would also like to take this opportunity to thank those who have passed on their wishes and offered their support.

"We would ask that we are left in private to come to terms with what has happened."

Police said the husband and wife died as a result of injuries they sustained at the property in the incident on Wednesday.

In a statement, Det Insp Allen Shaw said: "Inquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances of what occurred at the property."

He asked anyone who may have witnessed anything unusual at the property on Wednesday, or in the previous days, to contact police.

Image caption A taxi parked outside the property was removed by police on Friday morning
Image caption Forensic experts at the house where the man and woman were found
Image caption An area around the house was cordoned off

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