Tributes were paid to David Guy after his torso was found on Southsea beach.
Dozens of messages were left on a page set up on Facebook called R.I.P. David Guy following the 30-year-old’s death.
Many people shared their memories of David – who had been given the nickname Nic Nac – as they unite in their grief and anger at his horrific death.
Some were from former schoolmates of David, who went to St Luke’s School in Southsea – now Charter Academy.
Kirsty Anita Robertson wrote: ‘U were such a funny kind person and always made me laugh, got some good memories of u, thoughts are with ur family and friends xx’
Charmaine Thomson posted: ‘R.I.P nik nak such an awful thing to happen to anybody.
‘I’ll always remember you for the funny person you were and the banter you gave me in the playground. I always remember chasing you from a block at school to the music room trying to give you a playful dig. Hope you’re now in a better place.
‘My heart and thoughts go out to your family and close friends at this sad time and I really hope justice is done soon so you can rest in peace xxx’
Lucy Wren wote: ‘R.I.P nic nak! u were a sweet boy who was funny at school, u won’t b forgotten.
‘A funeral I will b going to. Love and best wishes to the family.’ And Tim Smithson wrote: ‘RIP David Guy.’