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21 July 2016, 07:22
The family of a mother believed to have been killed in a double murder by a man who then leapt to his death paid tribute to her "cheery and generous'' nature.
The woman, named locally as Tracy Gabriel, 40, was found dead following a disturbance at a block of flats in Aberdeen on Tuesday evening.
Witnesses described seeing a man plummet to his death from the 12th floor of Donside Court in the Tillydrone area of the city shortly after police arrived.
The body of Ms Gabriel, originally from Huntly in Aberdeenshire, and the body of a man were later found in a flat in the tower block.
Police Scotland said the pair's deaths are being treated as murder.
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.''