A man who was found dead in his fridge with his arms and legs tied up in a cage has been awarded a £3,000 payout.
Mark McIlroy, 53, was found in his home in the North Wales village of Colchester at about 8pm on Monday night.
The former schoolboy was found on the ground unconscious with his head against a wall and his hands tied behind his back.
A post mortem examination found he had suffered from a heart attack and died from asphyxia due to blunt force trauma.
Mark’s wife Karen said: “He was just like a child, just enjoying life.
He loved life and was just so much fun.”
It’s the most terrible thing that’s ever happened to him.
“It was just a shock.
He was a happy person and loved his family.”
Mr McIlory’s wife was told he had been missing for six weeks.
Mr Mcillroy, from Llanwern, North Wales, had been out playing with friends and family when he was found by neighbours.
Mr MacLaren said: ‘I just think that it is a terrible thing to happen.
“I don’t want to see anybody else hurt.”
The former pupil at Colchester High School was due to attend university in February but is now due to have to give up his scholarship due to his age.
He has been described as a “quiet man who loved life”.