The horrific murder of Scottish man Stuart Walker, 28, has shocked the town of Cumnock.
A murder investigation has been launched after a man's body was discovered with what police described as "horrible injuries" on an industrial estate in Scotland.
The Sunday Mail newspaper in Scotland quoted one local resident as saying: "There was a disturbance last night in the town near the industrial estate involving young people and this could be linked to this man's death. We have been told that the victim was tied to a lamp-post and then they tried to set him on fire.
"Some people are saying that they managed to burn him but not completely - and that he may have been beaten to death."
Burned alive, beaten to death, and tied to a lampost? It's shades of Matthew Sheppard all over again.
May God have mercy on his soul and vengeance for his killer(s).