THE heartbroken mum of 23-year-old Keiran Nelson said she is "lost" after her son was found dead in a Fife flat.

Police discovered Keiran, from Cowdenbeath, and his friend, Tianna Charite, 22, at a property in Orchardgate in Cupar on Tuesday afternoon.

The scaffolder had been working on the Forth Road Bridge in the weeks leading to his death, and lived between his family home and elsewhere.

His mum, Wendy Nelson, told the Times: "He was a young boy, his life was just starting to really begin.

"It's hard for me. I have to stay strong for my other kids as well.

"I am going to be lost now, not getting phone calls or have him chapping my door at who knows what time. That was just Keiran, it wasn't just me, it was everyone!"

Keiran attended primary school in both Cowdenbeath and Hill of Beath before moving on to St Phillip's, a residential school in Airdrie.

He had close connections with his family; he grew up with his mum and step-dad, Kevin Bishop, and three siblings in Cowdenbeath, and had four others on his dad's side in Ballingry.

"Keiran was just a person for going everywhere and anywhere," Wendy continued.

"He was always chapping doors at all hours with everybody, he was just one of those boys.

"It wasn't like him at all to not be in touch because he always phoned me. Always.

"That's why I started to worry, I couldn't get him on the phone or anything and I didn't know where Tianna stayed.

"I didn't even know that was where he was."

She is now beginning to plan Keiran's funeral, which she expects to be a busy occasion, at Hill of Beath Club.

Police confirmed that the deaths are not thought to be suspicious, but Wendy cannot plan a service until her son's body is returned after a post-mortem exam.

"It's horrible not knowing anything," she said.

"I just want to know what's happened.

"It's just a waiting game. He's got to have a post-mortem, but we will have something at Hill of Beath Club for him. There will be loads of people there, he was well-known.

"He knew everybody from every place, but Cowdenbeath is the main place.

"I am going to have a happy one for him, make it a funny and humorous one, hopefully we will have a good talk about him.

"It is a comfort, hearing all his wee stories and what he was up to.

"It does help, it keeps me busy."

Officers received a report of a concern for person at a property in Orchardgate, Cupar, on May 16.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 12.40pm on Tuesday, 16 May, we received a report of a concern for person at a property in Orchardgate, Cupar.

"Emergency services attended and the bodies of a 23-year-old man and 22-year-old woman were found within.

"The deaths are not thought to be suspicious and a report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal."

Anyone who wishes to donate to a fundraiser organised to help Wendy pay for Keiran's funeral can do so through JustGiving.