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UK - William Pat McCormick, 55, murdered, Comber, 30 May 2019

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    15 June 2019:

    Pat McCormick: Further searches for County Down man

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    Police have carried out further searches on Saturday around the Comber area of County Down for a missing man who is believed to have been murdered.

    Saturday's search was land focused, with police investigating "main routes in and out of Comber".

    A previous search saw police divers enter a lake in the wetlands beside Strangford Lough.

    Specialist victim recovery dogs were used as part of the operation.

    Officers were assisted by 23 members of the Community Search and Rescue Team who searched paths off the Ballydrain Road outside Comber.


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    Further searches for man feared murdered
     
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    Police will be using specialist victim recovery dogs and the Community Search & Rescue Team to conduct further searches today along the main routes in and out of Comber, as part of the ongoing investigation into the disappearance & murder of William (Pat) McCormick.

    PSNI Ards & N. Down on Twitter
     
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    18 June 2019:

    Comber murder victim denied proper burial three weeks on

    Nearly three weeks on from the disappearance of Comber man William ‘Pat’ McCormick, police are urging those responsible to allow his family to give him a proper burial.

    More searches are being carried out throughout Tuesday as part of the ongoing investigation into the missing 55-year-old’s murder.

    Extensive searches have already been carried out, with the latest efforts conducted in the Comber River near the leisure centre and in a lake just off the Lisbarnet Road.

    Police have also said “significant searches” are being carried out in the Ballygraffan Road area.

    Comber murder victim denied proper burial three weeks on
     
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    18 June 2019:

    Continued from above link:

    PSNI Detective Chief Inspector Pete Montgomery said: “It is now almost three weeks’ from Pat’s disappearance and his family remain absolutely devastated.

    “They deserve to know what has happened to him and deserve to have his body back.”

    He added: “Members of the local community may have information that could be key to giving Pat’s family some answers.

    “I would urge anyone who has any information surrounding Pat’s disappearance to contact detectives at the incident room at Musgrave Street on 101.”

    Comber murder victim denied proper burial three weeks on
     
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    Latest search areas mentioned:

    Comber river:

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    Lisbarnet Road:

    (Using satellite view you can see two bodies of water)

    Google Maps

    Ballygraffan Road:

    Google Maps
     
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    18 June 2019:

    'Significant searches' underway in William McCormick murder probe

    Detectives investigating the murder of Co Down father-of-four William McCormick are carrying out "significant searches" in Comber.

    PSNI officers are carrying out searches in the Ballygraffan Road area and of Comber River, while an underwater search team has been tasked to a lake just off the Lisbarnet Road.

    'Significant searches' underway in William McCormick murder probe - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk
     
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    18 June 2019:

    Further searches launched almost 3 weeks after Co. Down man's disappearance

    Pat hasn't been seen since he entered a block of flats in the town on the night of Friday 31st May.

    Officers are now carrying out searches in the Comber River, near the Leisure Centre and significant searches are underway in the Ballygraffan Road area.

    An underwater search team is also examining a lake just off the Lisbarnet Road in Comber.

    Further searches launched almost 3 weeks after Co. Down man's disappearance
     
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    18 June 2019:

    Murder victim ‘contacted police before disappearance’

    Police have confirmed to UTV that the missing Comber man at the centre of a murder investigation contacted them just before he disappeared.

    However, the PSNI has now confirmed that the father-of-four made a call to them that day.

    Area Coordinator Chief Superintendent Peter Farrar said in a statement: “On 30 May, police received a call from Mr McCormick prior to his disappearance and the police gave advice over the phone regarding the call.”

    Murder victim ‘contacted police before disappearance’
     
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    BREAKING
    Police reveal Pat McCormick’s body may have been removed from a block of flats in Comber in a wheelie bin. More @UTVNews at 6

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    19 June 2019:

    Murdered man ‘may have been removed in wheelie bin’

    Police believe Pat McCormick's body may have been removed from a block of flats in Comber in a wheelie bin.

    The lead detective believes his body may then have been removed in a wheelie bin.

    “Experience tells you, if you want to take someone away from a potential crime scene without coming under notice, you could use a wheelie bin,” he said.

    “Equally you could use a sports bag or a quilt cover, things like that, but obviously I need to explore the possibility of whether a wheelie bin has been used and if it has, I need to find it.

    “So I’m asking if the public in Comber come across a discarded wheelie bin or if you’ve had one stolen I would like to know about it.”


    Murdered man ‘may have been removed in wheelie bin’

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    Q Radio News‏ @qnewsdesk

    [​IMG] Crimestoppers has offered a £10,000 reward for information that leads to the recovery of Pat McCormick’s body. DCI Pete Montgomery says Pat’s family are “absolutely devastated”:

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    27 June 2019

    Detectives from the PSNI’s Major Investigation Team investigating the murder of 55 year old William (Pat) McCormick have made a further appeal today following a £10,000 reward from Crimestoppers for information which leads to recovery of his body.

    Detective Chief Inspector Pete Montgomery, who is leading the investigation continues to appeal for information and said: “It is now nearly 4 weeks since the father of four went missing and today Crimestoppers has offered a £10,000 reward for information which leads to recovery of his body.

    [27/06/19] Detectives investigating the murder of 55 year old William (Pat) McCormick make further appeal
     
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    “Pat’s parents have asked me to issue a statement on behalf of them and their family today:

    “We would like to give a massive thank you to the PSNI and all the volunteers for all their hard work in trying to find Pat and get justice for him.

    A special thanks must also go to the people of Comber and surrounding areas for their help and support.

    “We as a family are heartbroken and devastated at the loss of our Pat. We ask for further help and information to bring him home for a proper burial that Pat and us deserve. Please pass on any information that you know to the police or to Crimestoppers.”

    [27/06/19] Detectives investigating the murder of 55 year old William (Pat) McCormick make further appeal
     
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