An inquest into the death of a British aid worker whose body was found dumped in Pakistan is expected to take place in Chesterfield later this year.
Khalil Dale, 60, was abducted by armed gunmen while working with the International Committee of the Red Cross in Quetta in January 2012.
Mr Dale’s body was found at a roadside in April 2012.
His kidnappers left a note on his body saying he had been killed because they had not received a ransom.
Initial post-mortem findings showed he had been decapitated.
It is understood Mr Dale, who was born in Manchester but lived in Dumfries, was buried in the Derbyshire area as his family had a burial plot in the county.
A pre-inquest hearing took place at Chesterfield coroners’ court on Tuesday.
Senior coroner Robert Hunter said he hoped the inquest into Mr Dale’s death would be concluded by autumn of this year.