Stuart Walker, 28

Stuart Walker, 28, was the Assistant Manager of the Royal Hotel in Cumnock, Ayrshire, Scotland.  The UK Mail is reporting that someone or some group of people, decided to beat Walker in the early morning hours of Saturday, burn him alive and then tie his body to lamppost.

The police found his charred remains about 5 AM.  Authorities have now confirmed that Walker’s body bore scorch marks that indicated he had suffered “horrific injuries,” prior to be burned alive.

Stuart Walker was gay.  As such, many are wondering if this gruesome murder was not a bias crime committed by a sick-homophobe.

Walker was last seen alive at 2:30 AM.  Police want to know where he was and who he was with between 2:30 and 4:50 AM.

As soon as word got out in the local community of what had happened, people began visiting the spot where Walker’s remains were found.  Many wept openly, others left notes and flowers.

The site where Stuart Walker's charred remains were found..

Many friends and strangers left moving messages on a Facebook page set up in his memory.

Some of the comments left by those who knew Stuart personally were similar to these:

Used to work with you at the royal, You always had a smile on your face and welcomed everyone like they were friends and not enemies. Can’t believe this is happened to such a great guy. Peace will be made for you and i hope they catch the sad c-nts that did this to you. P.I.P bud and you’ll never be hurt again. justice will be served and i hope they go to hell xoxox

Loveyou big cuzzin .. heavens got a new angel now. ul b th brighest star in th sky. sleep tight goodnight ♥ ♥ xxxx