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Priest tells of 'horrendous ordeal' for murdered Owen Creaney's family

By Deborah McAleese

The family of a murdered disabled man whose body was discovered in a bin is going through a "horrendous ordeal", a priest has said.

Owen Creaney – who was described by police as "frail and vulnerable" – was viciously attacked before his body was dumped in a wheelie bin at a house at Moyraverty Court in Craigavon on Saturday afternoon.

Police were yesterday granted more time to question a 23-year-old woman and a 27-year-old man on suspicion of murder.

Mr Creaney lived in the Victoria Place area of Lurgan and had just recently turned 40. Monsignor Aidan Hamill, the family's parish priest at St Peter's in Lurgan, said the family was "very upset and distraught that this awful thing has happened."

He added: "It must be a horrendous ordeal for them to have to go through this knowing the awful things that happened to him."

Mr Creaney's body was discovered in the bin which was in a porch to the rear of the house in which the 27-year-old man lived.It may have been there for several days.

Police are keen to talk to anyone who heard a disturbance at 140 Moyraverty Court between Wednesday and Saturday afternoon.

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