The family of a young man who was found dead in mysterious circumstances have told how the tragedy has left them heartbroken.

Stephen Quigley is believed to have been in the Bourock Square area of Barrhead on Tuesday, March 23, before travelling to the Royal Alexandra Hospital, in Paisley, where his body was discovered the next morning.

Police are continuing to treat the 26-year-old Neilston man’s death as “unexplained.”

Now his loved ones have spoken about their loss for the first time.

Catrina Quigley, who is Stephen’s sister, told the Barrhead News: “Our hearts are broken at the loss of our beautiful Stephen.

“He was a very handsome, caring and loving young man who was taken far too soon from his family and his girlfriend.

“Stephen will never be forgotten and his fantastic soul will live on through his mum, his sister Margaret, myself and his three nephews.”

The family say they have been “overwhelmed” by the amount of support from people since Stephen’s death was announced.

Catrina added: “They speak about how well mannered our Stephen was, which is very comforting to hear, as it is obvious he has left a great impression on many people.”

Police have said officers from the Major Investigation Team are still carrying out enquiries into Stephen’s death.

It is believed he left an address in the Bourock Square area and headed to the RAH in a blue Ford Focus at around 5pm on March 23.

Detectives are keen to view any relevant dashcam footage that may include a car of this description being driven erratically at this time.

Officers also said that, at around 2am the next day, an assault took place in Bourock Square and a 26-year-old man was seriously injured.

Anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in the area around that time is asked to come forward.

Stephen’s body was found in the RAH grounds, off Craw Road, some five hours later.

Detective Chief Inspector Scott McCallum said: “We would urge anyone who believes they may have seen Stephen prior to him being found to please get in touch as soon as possible.”

Anyone who can help is asked to call officers on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Meanwhile, a fundraising drive to help Stephen’s family with the costs of his funeral has raised more than £1,700.

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