Tributes paid to pair killed in tower block double murder
Keith Taylor, 43, and Tracy Gabriel, 40, were murdered at Donside Court in Aberdeen.
Two people killed in a double murder by a man who then fell to his death have paid tribute to her.
Keith Taylor, 43, and Tracy Gabriel, 40, were found dead at a block of flats in Aberdeen on Tuesday evening.
Witnesses described seeing Hugh Gallacher, 56, falling from the 12th floor of Donside Court shortly after police arrived.
Mr Taylor and Ms Gabriel's bodies were later found in a flat in the Tillydrone tower block.
Mr Taylor's family said: "Keith was a happy-go-lucky lad. "He had a great sense of humour and was always laughing and joking. His Dad taught him to Scuba dive and they enjoyed many diving trips in and around the Moray coast.
"Keith met his wife when he worked in Holland in the oil and gas sector. They then moved to Aberdeen and got married in 2013. He was a loving husband and was devoted to his Mum and Dad plus his older brother.
"We would ask that we are left in private as we try to come to terms with our sad loss."
Ms Gabriel's family said: "Tracy was a much-loved daughter, sister, mother, aunt and cousin. Born in Aberdeen, Tracy spent most of her younger years in the Alford and Huntly areas.
"She then moved to Aberdeen whilst in her twenties and latterly lived in the Tillydrone area. She was well known in the community and well liked by her friends and family. She will be sadly missed."
Police Scotland said Mr Taylor and Ms Gabriel's deaths are being treated as murder and confirmed that all three lived in the block of flats where they died.
The Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (PIRC) is carrying out an inquiry into the actions of police officers at the scene.
It will "focus on the circumstances leading up to the man's death following the arrival of officers".
Speaking to the Daily Record, Ms Gabriel's father, Alex, 63, said: "Tracy was a very cheery, generous person who would give you the last pound in her pocket. Maybe she was sometimes too generous to the wrong people, who took advantage of her.
"All she ever wanted to do was make sure everyone was okay. I can't believe something like this has happened to her."
Her daughter Samantha, 21, said: "I'm struggling to believe this has happened."