POLICE were last night probing the mystery death of a man believed to have lain undiscovered in his high rise flat for more than two weeks.
Shocked neighbours named him as Matt Anderson, who was in his mid-50s.
They say they have not seen him for several weeks.
The death occurred in a flat on the 11th floor of Asbury Court, a tower block which lies off Kashmir Avenue in Linwood.
Police said the grim discovery was made yesterday morning after a concerned neighbour reported a terrible smell on the 11th floor.
Another told police she had not seen Mr Anderson for “a long while”.
Police had to force open the door of the flat and once inside found a badly decomposed body lying in the living room.
CID were alerted and two uniform officers, wearing breathing masks, stood guard near the door.
Yesterday afternoon police said the cause of death was unknown but it appeared “not to be suspicious”.
But their inquiries are continuing.
A man, who lives in a neighbouring block, said: “I noticed a police car near the front door of Asbury Court and when I asked around I heard there had been a death.
“Then I heard it was Matt Anderson, who I’ve known for a wee while.
“I haven’t seen him for some time, certainly a couple of weeks.
“Residents on the 11th floor say they haven’t spoken to him for some time.
“To think he has lain all that time and no one has known he had passed away.”
Another neighbour added: “I haven’t seen Matt for a few weeks but that’s not unusual.
“I usually meet him at the local shops and we always chatted.
“But I didn’t know him well. He seemed a nice enough man.
“He was certainly in his 50s, I would say about 55.”
Later a police spokesman said a post mortem examination would be held soon to establish how Mr Anderson died.
He added: “A report on the tragedy is being sent to the procurator fiscal.”
l A FAMILY was in shock yesterday when a young woman’s body was found dead in a flat.
The lifeless body of the tragic 35-year-old is believed to have been discovered in the living room on Thursday morning.
Police said the death of the mum-of-three at a home in Spateston Road, Johnstone, was not being treated as suspicious.
Neighbours said the family were devastated.
One line of police inquiry is that the death may be drug-related.
A post mortem examination to establish how she died is expected to be held soon.
A report has been sent to the procurator fiscal.