Kevin Kearney murder: Man released by police

Kevin Kearney Kevin Kearney, a father of four, was shot dead by dissident republicans last month

Related Stories

Police have released a 33-year-old man who was arrested in connection with the murder of a man shot dead by dissident republicans in north Belfast.

The body of 46-year-old Kevin Kearney was found in a lake in Alexandra Park, off Antrim Road, on 9 October.

The father-of-four, from Dunmore Road in north Belfast, had gone missing the previous day while walking his dog.

A man was arrested in north Belfast on Monday morning but he was later released unconditionally.

Mr Kearney went missing on 8 October, shortly after he left his daughter off at school, returned home and took his dogs for a walk in Alexandra Park.

Shortly after the killing, the Irish News reported that it received a statement from a dissident republican group calling itself "the IRA" that claimed it had killed Mr Kearney.

In July 2012, a new paramilitary group styling itself "the IRA" is believed to have been formed from an amalgamation of previously disparate dissident republican organisations.

More on This Story

Related Stories

More Northern Ireland stories

RSS

Features

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.