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North Belfast murder victim named as Conor McKee

NewsBy Morgan Flanagan Creagh
North Belfast murder victim named as Conor McKee
North Belfast murder victim named as Conor McKee
North Belfast murder victim named as Conor McKee

The North Belfast man whose body was found yesterday has been named locally as Conor McKee.

The grim discovery was made shortly before 10:30 last night in the Glenpark Street area, reportedly by the victim's mother.

Mr McKee had two children with his partner.

One local woman said: "It makes you worry when you're living here, round the district, what could happen because nobody knows what the whole thing is about. I would be worried, the mummy was the one who found him.

"He was a lovely fella, very quiet, kept himself to himself. We grew up together, I lived across the street from him as kids and we would have played together. They were a lovely family, decent people."

A post-mortem examination is due to take place.

PSNI senior investigator Detective Chief Inspector Justyn Galloway said: "I am appealing for anyone who was in the area of Glenpark Street yesterday afternoon or last night and who witnessed anything suspicious or anyone with any information that could assist with the investigation to contact detectives."

“Information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

Police have imposed a security cordon around the red brick terraced house where the man's body was found.

Neighbour Martin McAuley said: "It is a desperate situation for the family."