Belfast Telegraph

UK Website Of The Year

Police still quizzing man over Craigavon murder

By Deborah McAleese

Published 16/10/2015

Victim Marcell Seeley
Victim Marcell Seeley

Police were last night continuing to question a 24-year-old man over a murder in Craigavon.

The body of Marcell 'Junior' Seeley (34) was discovered by his sister in a flat on Tuesday.

Post-mortem examinations are being carried out in a bid to determine the cause and time of death.

Mr Seeley had a troubled past and struggled with alcohol.

Last year he was jailed for six months for threatening to kill his mother and damaging her home.

A few months later he was also convicted of possessing a knife.

Despite his past friends have described him as "harmless".

In a message on Facebook to Mr Seeley's family one friend said: "Junior was a harmless young man who will be sorely missed by a lot of people."

His stepmother Karen Seeley wrote: "May God guide us all through this heartbreaking time."

Mr Seeley was found dead at a flat in Dingwell Park on Tuesday.

At the time 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."

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."

Belfast Telegraph

Read More

From Belfast Telegraph