Human remains found at a flat in Denny, near Falkirk, have been identified as 69-year-old John Brown, who was also known as Ian.
His remains were discovered at a flat in Bridge Crescent on Sunday. Central Scotland Police said they were treating the death as suspicious.
A spokeswoman said inquiries were at an early stage and asked anyone with information to contact the police.
Mr Brown's name was released following a post-mortem and forensic tests.