A woman has been found dead following the murder of a man in a fishing village in the Highlands.
The body of a 74-year-old man was discovered within a property in Robertson Crescent, Keiss, during the early hours of Sunday morning.
Police Scotland said the force was treating the death as murder.
The body of a 39-year-old woman was later found within the grounds of Keiss Castle at around 8pm.
The two deaths are being treated as “linked and contained”, with police adding there is “no risk to the wider public”.
Detective Chief Inspector Brian Geddes said: “Following concerns being raised, around 12.05am on Sunday 2 July the body of a 74-year-old man was found within a property at Robertson Crescent in Keiss. His death is being treated as murder.
“The body of a 39-year-old woman was found within the grounds of Keiss Castle around 8pm on the same day during a police search.
“An investigation is ongoing but we are treating these incidents as linked and contained, with no risk to the wider public.
“A police presence will remain in the area while our investigation continues.”