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The sisters and best pal of a woman found dead in her flat last week have paid touching tributes to her.

Since the grim discovery, Katy Rourke’s sisters Gill and Jen and friend Rebecca McNeil have changed their Facebook profile photos as a mark of respect.

The 25-year-old’s body bore severe injuries, reports the Daily Record.

Facebook pictures show them in happy times with Katy, who was originally from Broughty Ferry in Dundee and worked for P&O cruises in Australia.

PAKaty Rourke

Heartbreak: Katy with her friend Rebecca McNeill

Tragic: Other friends paid their own respects when the photos were first posted

Other friends paid their own respects when the photos were first posted.

Louise Harkin said: “I’m so very sorry babes. Cannot believe this has happened.”

Liseli Sitali wrote: “Sending you lots of love and hugs. May God rest Katy’s beautiful soul in peace. xoxox.”

As police searched for Katy, Rebecca posted a heartbreaking message asking if anyone knew where she was.

FacebookKaty Jayne Rourke originally from Broughty Ferry who was found dead in a flat in Minto Street in Glasgow's Craigton area
Missed: Stevenson will appear in court again next week for a full committal hearing

Her tribute photograph was taken with Katy on a tourist train that drives through Broughty Ferry in the summer.

Pal Kim Delaney Merrick posted: “You both look so happy (and beautiful). Very sorry for your loss Rebecca.”

Gary Stevenson appeared in court on Saturday charged with murdering Katy after holding her hostage and demanding sex.

The 26-year-old, from Cumbernauld, is alleged to have locked her in a flat in Minto Street, Govan, before killing her.

Daily Record
Tributes: The 25-year-old’s body bore severe injuries

He made no plea or declaration at the city’s sheriff court and was remanded in custody by Sheriff Paul Crozier.

Court papers claim Stevenson “did detain her against her will and demand she engage in sexual intercourse”.

They further allege that “upon refusal” Stevenson did “repeatedly stab and slash her on the body with a knife or similar implement and did murder her”.

Stevenson will appear again next week for a full committal hearing.

Katy’s parents, Phil, 55, and Dawn, 54, were being comforted at their home in Broughty Ferry and have not made any comment.

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