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Man's death in Craigavon still treated as suspicious

Published 14/10/2015

Police have not yet released the identity of the dead man but locals said he was well known
Police have not yet released the identity of the dead man but locals said he was well known

Police are continuing to treat the death of a man in Co Armagh as suspicious.

The man in his 30s was found dead at a flat in the Dingwell Park area of Craigavon on Tuesday afternoon.

It is understood his body lay undiscovered for a number of days.

A large police cordon was still in place at the run-down Housing Executive block in the Taghnevan estate while f orensic officers in white boiler suits combed the area for clues.

Much of their detailed examinations focussed on a ground floor flat.

Detectives carrying clipboards could also be seen carrying out house to house enquiries.

Police have not yet released the identity of the dead man but locals said he was well known and had a troubled background.

A post-mortem examination was due to be carried out to determine the exact cause of death.

On Tuesday Detective Chief Inspector Eamonn Corrigan, who is leading the inquiry, appealed for information.

He said: "If anyone saw anything unusual in the Dingwell Park area in recent days, we would like them to contact detectives at Mahon Road police station by calling the non-emergency number 101."

The Dingwell flats, which are adorned with republican murals, have a reputation for anti-social behaviour.

In 2011, a Lithuanian woman was repeatedly raped at a house in the area.

Sinn Fein MLA John O'Dowd said the community had been left stunned by the death.

"This is a tragic event and it is still early in the police investigation on the circumstances surrounding this death. Our thoughts must be with the family and friends of those affected.

"Everyone in the Taghnevan and wider community will be shocked by this death."

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