A LECTURER found dead in his upmarket Edinburgh home had been stabbed, police confirmed today (Mon).
The body of Roger Gray, 64, was discovered early on Saturday morning after a neighbour reported the smell of gas coming from the Morningside flat.
Detectives today stopped short of officially declaring the case a murder but confirmed the academic had been attacked.
They also revealed there had been a disturbance at the flat in the hours before his death.
Police insiders are said to be working on the theory that the killer deliberately rigged up a gas explosion in a bid to destroy the crime scene.
Today the hunt for clues — and a possible murder weapon — was stepped up as a specialist vehicle was brought in to pump water out of drains in Merchiston Crescent.
And a picture began to emerge of the statistics expert as a hard-working, globe-trotting academic who loved the arts but, in his own words, hated “vulgarity”.