Paul Smith, from Balerno, died of wounds believed to have been inflicted by a pair of scissors in Johnston Terrace on the afternoon of Thursday 30 May.The 28-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene despite the efforts of paramedics to give emergency assistance.
A police source told the Daily Record: "The victim was chatting on the phone to his dad when he was attacked.
Paul was a popular University of Edinburgh worker and yesterday his employers paid tribute to him.
A spokesman for the University of Edinburgh said: “Paul was a truly valued member of staff and his friends and colleagues are devastated by this news.”
Police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the fatally stabbing