Tributes have been paid to a “loving father of four beautiful children” who was found dead at a house in Alyth at the weekend.
The body of John Donachy, 26, who was originally from Dundee’s Hilltown, was discovered at a property in Hazel Court on Saturday evening.
The street was cordoned off for two days while forensics officers combed the area, including an alleyway connecting the street with a car park.
And a second man, Lee Winters, 36, from Alyth, faces a separate charge of assault. He was released on bail.
John’s cousin Mary Donachy said the father-of-four — who had a baby just two months ago with his long-term partner — would be “sorely missed” and was “one in a billion”.
Mary, 35, had a unique bond with John, being a maternal and paternal cousin to him. Mary’s father’s brother, and her mother’s sister, were John’s parents.
She said: “My cousin, John, was the life and soul of every party — he was always joking and having a laugh. This is so hard as he was so young.
“He had four beautiful kids and a lovely girlfriend. I can’t believe this. John will be so sorely missed. He is back with his dad, whom we lost when he was 46.
“Fly high, John. Keep them up there laughing like you did us.”
Mary said John had two children from a previous relationship, as well as a four-year-old daughter and baby son with partner Latesha Sherriff.
While Mary said the news hadn’t really sunk in, she said coming to terms with what had happened would be very difficult for all the family.
She added: “John loved to have a laugh and joke.
“He would do anything work-wise to provide for his family. He did the berries, daffodils and did a lot of field work with his family.
“He would be by your side 100% through thick and thin. He was ace, my beautiful wee cousin.”