Police Scotland have now named a man who was found murdered in his flat in Gilbert Circle in the town on Friday as 54 year old Brian Scott.
Brian, who was better known as ‘Tucker’, lived alone in his flat and was originally from Stranraer.
Detective Chief Inspector Gary Church, Senior Investigating Officer said: “At this stage, we are keen to trace and speak to anyone who may be able to help piece together Brian’s last movements on Thursday evening or Friday morning in or around his home in Gilbert Circle.
“We are also keen to trace anyone who may have been in the area of Gilbert Circle on Thursday evening, through to early Friday morning and who may have seen or heard anything which may help us in our enquiries into this death.”
Detectives have been carrying out door-to-door inquiries of the area following Mr Scott’s death.
If you have any information, call police on the new non-emergency number of 101.