Northern Ireland

Portadown body find: Police now treating as suspicious

Eimantas Gerdvilas Image copyright Psni
Image caption Eimantas Gerdvilas was reported missing last month

Police have said they are now treating as suspicious the death of a man whose body was discovered on Sunday in Portadown.

The body of 31-year-old Eimantas Gerdvilas was found in a stream in the Mourneview area of the town.

Mr Gerdvilas was originally from Lithuanian and was reported missing last month.

The body has been formally identified and police are awaiting the results of a post-mortem examination.

Police appeal

Det Ch Insp Lee McNevison, from the PSNI's Serious Crime Branch, said: "We are treating Mr Gerdvilas' death as suspicious and I am appealing to the community in Portadown for their assistance.

"I want to speak to anyone who saw Eimantas in the Mourneview Street/Annagh Industrial Estate area of Portadown in the early hours of Saturday 13 February or at any time after this," he said.

"This appeal is to local people in the town and to members of the Lithuanian community living there."

Extra time

Five people arrested in connection with Mr Gerdvilas's death have all been released, pending further inquiries

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