A Warwickshire village has been united in grief after a chip shop owner was found dead near a reservoir.
Mehmet Gocerilli was discovered by a dog walker at Shustoke Reservoir, in Coleshill, last Wednesday morning.
More than 100 floral tributes were left outside the Water Orton Fish Bar he owned for more than 20 years with his wife, Suna.
Warwickshire Police said officers were not treating the death of the married dad-of-three as suspicious and he had since been buried with family members in Cyprus.
Dozens of tributes were posted on the Water Orton Fish Bar Facebook page and a tribute site was set up in Mehmet’s name.
A message left by Kay Hodkinson said: “The village is in shock and it is a dark and sad day.
“Mehmet was a great man and has left a huge hole in our community.
“Our thoughts are with Suna, the boys and wider family at this very sad time.”
A message left on Facebook for Memhmet’s son Ali, from James Bedford, said: “Your dad was like my older brother, I love him very much.
“He has the best heart of any man I ever met. Our thoughts are with you, Hasan, Huseyin and your Mum.”
Steve Smith said: “Like most, Mem gave me an opportunity at a young age and was my boss for six years.
“One of my foundations in life and genuinely one of the best bosses you could ever wish for. God bless. Thoughts and Love to Suna and the boys.”
Helen Kane added: “Every time you went into the chippy there was always Mehmet with a big smile and a hello.
“It’s so sad to lose such a lovely man with a beautiful family. Respect and thoughts go to all of the family.”
A spokeswoman for Warwickshire Police said: “The man was found dead in Shustoke on January 11.
“Officers were in the area searching for a 47-year-old man who had been reported missing from his home in Water Orton on January 10.
“The body was discovered by a member of the public.
“The death is not being treated as suspicious and officers are preparing a report for the coroner.”
An inquest has been opened in Warwickshire and adjourned to a later date.