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Body found in Pat McCormick murder probe

Pat McCormick
Pat McCormick

Police investigating the murder of William McCormick have recovered a body in the Ballygowan area.

Detective Chief Inspector Peter Montgomery said the identity of the man cannot be confirmed until a formal identification process has taken place.

A post mortem will also be conducted on the body.

Mr McCormick, also known as Pat, was last seen walking down Castle Street, in Comber, at around 10.45pm on Thursday May 30.

The father-of-four's disappearance was initially treated as a missing persons case, but it was quickly changed to a murder inquiry after police reviewed the evidence.

Police and search and rescue teams have conducted numerous land and water searches in the greater Comber area.

Detective Chief Inspector Montgomery has said that one line of enquiry being pursued by police is that Mr McCormick was killed in a block of flats the night he went missing.

He said that police believe his body may have then been removed from the flats in a wheelie bin.

There have been a number of arrests in connection with Mr McCormick's murder, but all have since been released without charge.

Crimestoppers has offered a £10,000 reward for information which leads to the recovery of his body.

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