18/06/2024

Police Name Crossmaglen Murder Victim As Michael McConville

A man found dead at a house in Crossmaglen on the evening of Saturday, 15 June, has been named as 74-year-old Michael McConville.

Mr McConville was found in a house in the Annaghmare Road area shortly after 7pm when police officers responded to a report of the death of a man at the address.

Detective Chief Inspector Anthony Kelly from the Police Service's Major Investigation Team has said that Mr McConville was found in the properties bathroom with serious head injuries – believed to have been caused by a weapon – and despite officers delivering urgent medical attention, he was pronounced dead at the scene.
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Detective Chief Inspector Kelly continued: "My thoughts, and that of my team, are with Mr McConville's family and friends at this sad and also distressing time.

"A murder investigation is currently underway and a man, aged 67, arrested on suspicion of murder remains in custody as enquiries continue.

"I am appealing to anyone who may have information that could assist our investigation to contact detectives on 101.

"If you noticed, or heard, anything untoward in the Annaghmare Road area between Friday evening, 14th June and Saturday, 16th June please get in touch quoting reference number 1435 15/06/24."

Information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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