McKandie murder: brother makes appeal

Brian McKandie in a bank in Turriff the day before his body was found at his home in Rothienorman.
Brian McKandie in a bank in Turriff the day before his body was found at his home in Rothienorman.

The brother of Rothienorman murder victim Brian McKandie has made a heartfelt plea for anyone with information about his death to come forward.

The 67-year-old mechanic’s body was found at his home at Fairview Cottages, Badenscoth, on Saturday, March 12. At a press conference, William McKandie said: “Somebody, somewhere must know what happened to Brian.

“I would ask them to look to their conscience and call the police.

“We are finding this whole situation really hard to come to terms with. We have lost our brother and we just want to know what happened and why.

“My sister and I are now left with questions about why someone would want to hurt him, what did they want?

“I would ask that if anyone thinks they have information about what happened to my brother, they may have seen something or heard something, to contact police.”

Meanwhile, police have issued a photograph of Mr McKandie at a bank in Turriff the day before his body was discovered.

Detective Chief Inspector Iain Smith said: “We now believe that Brian was attacked with a weapon in his home on Friday, March 11.

“We are still keen to speak to men seen talking to Mr McKandie at various points on that day.”